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U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 2: Health Risks of being Overweight
Thursday, December 09, 2004 4:48 am Email this article
Above a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 20 there is an increased incidence of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and some types of cancer including endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines.
Obesity is also associated with complications of pregnancy, menstrual irregularities, hirsutism, stress incontinence, and depression. (p. 12)
Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults : the evidence report / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Bethesda, Md.] : National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, . NIH publication No. 98-4083.
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