Obesity - Complications of obesity
NHS Choices Medical Reference
Being obese can lead to serious health problems, as well as shorten your life expectancy.
It is estimated that there around 35,000 obesity-related deaths in England each year. This accounts for one in every 16 deaths.
Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of health problems, including:
If you are obese, you are also more likely to develop complications in pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia (which is when a woman experiences a potentially dangerous rise in blood pressure during pregnancy).