Obesity and Chronic Diseases

Obesity is a chronic disease with a multifactorial etiology including genetics, environment, lifestyle, metabolism and behavioral components. A chronic disease treatment model involving both lifestyle interventions and, when appropriate, extra medicinal therapies carried by an interdisciplinary crew including exercise specialists, dietitians, physicians and behavior counsellors proposals the best chance for effective obesity treatment. Lifestyle aspects such as regular physical activity, proper nutrition and changes in eating behaviors should be synchronized.

Below are few diseases where obesity is showing to play a role.

  • Various Cancers
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Neurological Degeneration
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Anemia