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Obesity - Complications of obesity

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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.

Health problems

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).

Medical Review: March 05, 2012
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