Coronary Heart Disease
The American Heart Association lists obesity as one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, and a leading cause of heart attacks. Obesity increases the risk of heart failure by over 100%, because it raises blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which lead to plaque buildup in the arteries.
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Type 2 Diabetes
In overweight individuals, the cells in the body become less sensitive to the insulin that is released from the pancreas. Evidence shows that fat cells are more resistant to insulin than muscle cells. If a person has more fat cells than muscle cells, the insulin becomes less effective overall, and glucose remains circulating in the blood instead of being taken in to the cells to be used as energy. Weight loss surgery is an effective treatment for not only obesity, but also type 2 diabetes. Visit:http://pdf.nuehealth.com/fat-facts/
A whopping 2/3 off all obese individuals are at risk for hypertension. Obesity affects many hormonal levels in the body, including those which are responsible for controlling the blood volume of the body, and those that help control the level of sodium and water retention in the body. With obesity interfering with these systems, hypertension often follows. Check out the Green Zone Gastric Plication procedure if you need to lose weight:http://sitelet.nuehealth.com/faq_gastric-sleeve-plication/#.UTcEQ0rc5Y5.email.
The American Heart Association says that obesity can increase the risk of stroke by having excessive fat tissue throughout the body, which can lead to difficulty in blood flow and an increased risk of blockage, both of which can cause strokes.
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