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If you are more than 10 pounds overweight, losing weight will have significant positive effect on your health. Some of the benefits of losing weight include a reduction of susceptibility to the following health risks:
Health Risks of Being Overweight:
Heart Disease and Stroke
If you are overweight, you might have the following conditions that may leave you susceptible to heart disease and stroke:
Type Two Diabetes has been associated with being overweight.
Being overweight is associated with a higher risk of cancer of the uterus, gallbladder, cervix, ovary, breast and colon cancer.
Since women tend to gain weigh around their lower bodies, one of the benefits of losing weight include relief from the knee and back pain caused by osteoarthritis. In fact, exercise may even be able to prevent osteoarthritis.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|