At Premier Medical we want you to know that having excess pounds on you do more than just increase your overall weight—they increase your risks of having major health problems. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have heart disease, strokes, cancer, diabetes and depression. On the upside, losing weight can reduce your risk of developing some of these complications. Call Premier Medical today to book your free consultation and see what we can do to help you become healthy and fit.
A person who is overweight often faces a higher risk of over 50 different health conditions. There is also a strong link between gaining weight and depression.
Studies on Weight Gain
In a Harvard study on weight and health that went on for over 10 years noted that obesity increased the risk of diabetes and substantially boosted the risk of developing high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and gallstones in their volunteers. Among the people who were overweight or obese, there was a direct link between BMI and risk: the higher the BMI, the higher the likelihood of disease.
Some of the most common problems seen in people who carry excess weight have a tendency to occur together. Both can lead to concurrent health problems—namely, heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure is about 6 times more common in people who are obese than in those who are lean. According to the American Heart Association, 22 pounds of excess weight translates into a 24% increase in stroke risk. A 2007 study in Archives of Internal Medicine examined the connection between weight and heart disease by pooling results from 21 different studies involving more than 300,000 people. The study found:
- Being overweight increased the risk of heart disease by 32%
- Obesity increased the risk by 81%
Compared with people of normal weight, overweight people face a 22% higher risk of stroke. For those who are obese, the increased risk rises to 64%, according to a 2010 report in the journal Stroke, which pooled results from 25 studies involving more than two million people.
How Can Premier Medical Help Me?
At Premier Medical, our trained weight loss professionals work with you individually to come up with a customized weight loss plan. We want to help you achieve the body of your dreams and reduce your risk of major diseases, which is why we offer a free consultation for weight loss!
Don’t let your weight gain progress any further. Call us today and see what Premier Medical can do for you!
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person due to lifestyle, healthy eating, body type and dedication to the program. No individual result should be seen as typical. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.