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  • Writer's pictureProf.Dr. Abdulkadir Bedirli

Health Problems Related to Obesity

Updated: May 9, 2023

Obesity is a chronic process. Over the years, obesity brings with it a decrease in quality of life, deterioration in psychological functions, and morbidity-mortality.

The main health problems related to obesity are: cardiac diseases, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, hypertension, lipid disorders, reflux disease, urinary incontinence, joint disease and infertility. Apart from these, cancers that have been scientifically proven to have a role in the etiology of obesity are colon, rectum and prostate in men, and breast, uterus and ovaries in women.

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