In this post I would like to discuss the health implications of being overweight. I want to stick to the science hear as there are a lot of misconceptions about being overweight and how it impacts overall health.
In our Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky weight loss offices our primary focus is to improve the health of the clients we work with. This goal even takes precedence over simply reducing the number on the scale. There are certainly many unhealthy ways to lose weight which may actually contribute to more health problems. These we want to avoid at all costs.
So what does the science say about being overweight and the impact it may have on overall health. According to the CDC there are a number of health disorders that may increase in incident due to being overweight. This list includes; high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, cancer, depression and arthritis. Certainly this is not an all-encompassing list but it comes from one of the most reputable sources available. Harvard University also sites being overweight to an increase in memory loss and reproductive issues.
It is important to note, however, that some people can keep their health and be overweight. Whether this is due to luck, good genetics or some other factor is unknown.