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Obesity is associated with an increased risk of many conditions

A survey involving 12,370 people attempted to show the exact risk of various diseases associated with obesity. 15% of subjects were diagnosed as obese but the figure would probably be higher if it included those who remained undiagnosed. Obese people are: 2.9 times more likely to be diagnosed as diabetic, 2.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with a sleep disorder, twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression, twice as likely to be diagnosed with back problems, twice as likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, 1.9 times more likely to be diagnosed with hypertension, 1.8 times more likely to be diagnosed with a digestive disorder, 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with arthritis, 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with high cholesterol, 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with migraine and 1.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with an allergy. Obese people claim to have been diagnosed with an average of 6.4 chronic conditions compared to 3.1 conditions in the general population. Amongst obese people, the prevalence of: diabetes was 26% compared to 9% in the general population; sleep disorder was 21% compared to 8%; depression was 32% compared to 16%; anxiety disorder was 20% compared to 10%; hypertension was 41% compared to 22%; digestive disorder was 18% compared to 10%; arthritis was 40% compared to 23%; high cholesterol was 38% compared to 22%; migraine was 20% compared to 12%; and allergies was 48% compared to 37%. 19% of obese people were hospitalized during the previous 12 months compared to 13% of all adults.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by PR Newswire

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About: Obesity is associated with an increased risk of many conditions

Date: 11 January 2005

Source: PR Newswire

URL: http://press.arrivenet.com/bus/article.php/558136.html

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