Obesity is a Serious Disease

An individual is morbidly obese if he or she is 100 pounds or more overweight or has a body mass index of 40 or more. The term morbid means unhealthy or diseased. Excess weight has many negative effects on a person's health. Morbid obesity may cause or accelerate the development of:

-Diabetes

-Skin conditions

-Hypertension

-Arthritis

-Arteriosclerosis

-Various types of hernias

-Heart attacks and strokes -

Gall stones

-Lung disease

-Infertility

-Varicose veins and phlebitis