Coastal Center for Obesity, Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss in Los Angeles and Orange County Call 888-527-5222 for Consultation
   Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter YouTube      
Home  |  Search
Weight Loss Surgery

Risks of Obesity


- Individuals with BMI>30 have a 50-100% increased risk of premature death compared to healthy weight individuals

- People with BMI>30 have increased risk of developing more than 40 diseases and conditions including:

 • Type 2 diabetes
 • Types of cancer
 • Infertility
 • Liver disease and gallbladder disease
 • Orthopedic problems
 • High blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke


Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer found rates of several cancers linked to obesity, increased annually through 2008 

• 30-60% increased risk of endometrial cancer, adenocarcinoma and kidney cancer with 5-kg/m2 rise in BMI

• 13-18% increased risk of colorectal, pancreatic and postmenopausal breast cancer with 5-kg/m2 rise in BMI
• 30-40% increased risk of colon, postmenopausal breast cancer and endometrial cancer with lack of physical activity

Between one-quarter and one-third of these cancers in industrialized nations are linked to excess weight and lack of physical activity, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. This relationship can be caused by excess fat cells that influence the body to produce more insulin associated with pathogenesis of several cancers or hormones that stimulate tumor growth