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Why does obesity cause health problems?

Carrying extra weight has a range of consequences on the body. Not only can it increase levels of inflammation in the body and affect the body's metabolic processes, it also places extra load and stress on important structures such as the joints, airways and bladder.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 18 Oct 2018
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Category: Childhood immunizations


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