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Can being overweight lead to health problems?

  1. Haseena Firdousia profile image71
    Haseena Firdousiaposted 4 years ago

    Can being overweight lead to health problems?

  2. Taleb80 profile image81
    Taleb80posted 4 years ago

    This is something admitted by huge number of researches which have been done whole over the world. Heart diseases, diabetes, and so on.
    Anyway your recipes have plenty of vegetables ingredients, & this is good for health.

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    Absolutely. Obesity can contribute to diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, and so on.

  4. DATALOAD profile image61
    DATALOADposted 4 years ago

    There are some definite complications that can arise, depending on how overweight a person is. I think the real killer is the habits that got them to that point. Some people are naturally big, but a person who has consistently been eating double the daily recommended calories for the past 9 years could have problems in the future.

  5. chef-de-jour profile image98
    chef-de-jourposted 4 years ago

    Undoubtedly. There are direct links between being overweight and problems of diabetes, heart trouble, joint problems and other complications to do with mobility (for the obese especially).
    Research into obesity in children in the UK points to severe problems later in life with all of the above, plus challenges for gaining suitable employment and other important life choices.

  6. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    Absolutely, many health problems in the US for example are completely preventable and due to obesity, although many people do not want to admit it to themselves. Heart disease, diabetes, many chronic inflammatory diseases etc. are all a direct result of overweight/obesity.

  7. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    Yes it can absolutely. But one of the frightening things is that the health issues may not show up for a long time. This can lead an overweight person to think, "yes, I am overweight but my health is great."  The effects of obesity can be cumulative.  Yes, I am speaking from experience....unfortunately.

  8. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 4 years ago

    Yes. This has been proven many times. Increases the risk of heart attack, almost definitely diabetes, difficulty getting from location to location, harms mental health because some individuals really don't like obese people, harm financial health because it costs more for clothes and comfortable vehicles, etc. Hurts you in so many ways. But sometimes individuals are overweight because of medical problems. I feel for those individuals, my sister is one of them. It takes more effort for them to lose weight, but it is possible.

  9. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 4 years ago

    Absolutely. I agree with the rest of the responders. :-)

  10. connieow profile image78
    connieowposted 4 years ago

    Before I answer your question, I have one of my own, Haseena. What do you consider overweight?

    I ask because overweight can mean one to 50 pounds above what is considered the normal weight for an individual. This varies according to height, gender, and age.

    Obesity is the killer of Americans and rare in other countries.  Obesity is anyone whose weight exceeds the considered norm of 50 pounds or more.

    How you eat, when you eat, this can affect your health.  Bad eating and sitting all the time contribute to ill health.

    An overweight person can be healthy, despite the few extra pounds, if he or she is eating an almost balanced diet and gets a few hours out of the chair doing housework, gardening or walking.

    Considering the research as everyone has noted, you should determine for yourself what those studies tell you. Not take someone else's word for it.

    I hope this helps answer your question. Thank you for providing me an opportunity to consider my brain health and making me think.