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Effects of Obesity on the Body

The complications od obesity can be serious: hypertension, diabetes, and chronic pain are just a few of the many compelling reasons to drop 10 percent or more of your body mass if you are currently overweight. Studies have shown that this will result in lower blood pressure, reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, improve glucose tolerance, and in general lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Overweight/obesity predisposes to, or is associated with, numerous cardiac complications such as coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure and sudden cardiac death as a result of abnormalities in blood glucose, lipids, blood pressure, coagulation and inflammation. Independent of any of the other known cardiometabolic risk factors, obesity is associated with hypertension, tachycardia, left ventricular hypertrophy, increased collagen deposition, reduced cardiac contractility and increased end-diastolic pressure. The major circulatory complications are increased total and pulmonary blood volume, high cardiac output and elevated left ventricular end-diastolic pressure

Metabolic syndrome’ describes the clustering in an individual of the most dangerous risk factors for myocardial infarction, namely poor glycemic control, abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension” (Haslam D. a., 2009). Amongst all there are other very serious health risk t consider such as respiratory disorders, lung function, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), asthma, liver and gastrointestinal disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gallbladder disease.

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HEIGHT TO WEIGHT RATIO CHART

FEMALE MALE
Height High Target High Target
5' 1'' 140 122 145 134
5' 5'' 156 136 159 145
5' 8'' 167 146 171 154
6' 0'' 179 159 187 167