Health Risks of Morbid, Malignant and Clinical Obesity
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Health Risks of Morbid and Malignant Obesity
Clinical Morbid Obesity
This is defined as a body-mass index of 40+. (approximately 100 pounds over ideal body weight) and is linked with significant health problems.
Effect of Morbid Obesity on Premature Death
Obese people of both sexes, especially young obese people, tend to die sooner than their lean contemporaries. In a 12 year follow-up of 336,442 men and 419,060 women, it was found that premature mortality rates for men who were 50 percent above average weight, were twice the normal. Mortality was increased five fold for diabetics and four fold for those with digestive tract disease.
Morbid Obesity Health Risks for Women
In women, the mortality was also increased two fold, while in female diabetics the mortality risk increased eight fold and three fold in those with digestive tract disease.
Morbid Obesity Cancer Risks
Cancer mortality rates are increased in morbidly obese males; e.g. colorectum (1.7 times), and prostate (1.3 times). Cancer mortality rates are increased in morbidly obese females; e.g. endometrium (5.4 times), gallbladder (3.6 times), uterine cervix (2.4 times), ovary (1.6 times), breast (1.5 times).
This is defined as a body mass index of 50+ (approximately 200 pounds or more over ideal body weight) and is linked with decreased quality of life, many diseases and an increased risk of dying that has been estimated at 5-10 times greater than that of people of normal weight.
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