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Effects of Obesity


Sara Akin

on 13 January 2010

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Transcript of Effects of Obesity

High Blood Pressure High Blood Pressure This is caused by extra fat tissue stopping blood vessels from circulating blood to the fat tissue
Sleep Apnea Causes people to stop breathing for short times during the night
A person suffering from sleep apnea often snore more during the night, is exhaused during the day, and has severe headaches
Coronary Artery Disease This is caused when damage
is done to the blood vessel
Metabolic Syndrome This can cause:
Extra weight around the stomach
Atherogenic dyshipidema which is a blood fat disorder
High blood pressure
Insulin resistance

Problems Many people think that obesity is associated with arthritis
The most commom type of arthritits related to obesity is osteoarthritis which causes joint pain,grating of the joint, joint swelling, limited movement, and morning stiffness
Cancer This is when a group of cells have growths that can't be controlled
The extra fat also makes it more difficult for doctors to spot tumors
Type Two Diabetes This is when the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin
Problems for Women Miscarriages
Gestational Diabetes
Psychosocial Problems In today's society many people think attractiveness is being thin
Works Cited
Akin, Sara. Effects of Obesity. Composition Research Paper. December 8, 2009.


Blood Pressure Cuff:http://www.clipartguide.com/_named_clipart_images/0511-0811-1717-0431_Blood_Pressure_Cuff_clipart_image.jpg

Coronary Artery Disease: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/images/ency/fullsize/8755.jpg



Female Sign: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_X-rDb8O7zts/SUSWKRT2BII/AAAAAAAAAFU/EiA3oqnxHqg/s320/300px-FemaleSign2.png


Metabolic Syndrome: http://www.hpb.gov.sg/uploadedImages/HPB_Online/Diseases_and_Conditions/Metabolic-Syndrome.jpg

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