As an RN I was disturbed to see so many disabilities caused by obesity. Many are unable to maintain employment because of the co-morbidities associated with it. These eventually increase health care costs, extended stays in the hospital and risk of mortality.
You are welcome to view the BMC Public Health Study which included the following 20 co-morbidities:
“Twenty co-morbidities were initially included in this analysis: cancer (kidney, colorectal, prostate, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, esophageal, pancreatic, and post-menopausal breast), type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease risk (hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, stroke, dislipidaemia), gallbladder disease, chronic back pain, osteoarthritis, asthma, and sleep apnea.”
The following Infographic offers some additional information about Obesity and Childhood Obesity.