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Some health conditions that can result from obesity are more apparent than others, and those who are obese can be at greater risk for certain ailments due to family history. Other conditions that result from obesity (like depression, in some cases) may not be so apparent. Many of the following sites can help you determine how obesity can affect your health.
- For more information about the health conditions that may arise due to being obese, see the findingDulcinea guides on those particular conditions, including, for example, our findingDulcinea Diabetes Web Guide, our findingDulcinea Cardiovascular Disease Web Guide, and our findingDulcinea Sleep Web Guide (for information about sleep apnea).
- Many of the conditions listed below can occur in adults who are not obese, and people who are obese will not necessarily suffer from these conditions. Talk to your doctor to determine your risk for health complications.
- Often, losing even a little weight can help reduce your risk for health complications. But, as with any lifestyle change, check with your physician before starting any new exercise or diet regimen, especially if you are not currently active or if you already have a health condition such as diabetes.
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