Learn More About Obesity

Roughly 1 in 3 Detroiters is considered overweight or obese.

Most obese people are not successful in achieving meaningful weight loss through diet and exercise alone. For the few patients who are able to lose enough weight that they are no longer obese, it is extremely difficult to keep the weight off without surgery.

Obesity causes inflammation in the entire body, which leads to many health problems.

Obesity contributes to:

  • Heart disease and heart attacks
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes and borderline diabetes
  • Migraines
  • Asthma
  • High cholesterol
  • Heartburn/acid reflux
  • Sleep apnea
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Infertility
  • Sexual dysfunction in both men and women
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Skin problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Depression
  • Low quality of life
  • Early death
  • Cancer

Obesity can more than double your risk of certain cancers.

Cancer associated with obesity:

  • Breast
  • Uterine
  • Colon
  • Rectal
  • Thyroid
  • Liver
  • Stomach
  • Prostate
  • Skin cancer
  • Esophagus

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