The Health Risk of Obesity
Statistics show that obesity-related deaths are on the rise. The prevalence of morbid obesity, which is medically defined as 100 or more pounds overweight, Also this is increasing in a rapid manner among us living in the United States. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, the risk of being overweight and obesity will soon become the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., overtaking cigarette smoking.
Statistics put out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that overweight people are more likely to suffer from Diabetes and Heart Disease, and overweight women have a 50% greater risk for certain types of cancers.
There is good news though. Recent studies indicate that a little weight loss can go a long way in reducing your health risks. One study conducted by Dr. Steven Narod of the University of Toronto in Canada, suggests that by losing just 10 pounds can reduce the risk of developing Cancer for women by up to 65%.