Obesity has a major impact on and can often cause other diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.Altogether, obesity causes or affects more than 30 different conditions including hypertension osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnoea, dyslipidaemia and hyper cholesterol, infertility in women (PCO), erectile dysfunction, depression, urinary stress incontinence, and asthma.
These conditions often lead to a decreased quality of health and life of those affected. Below you will find links to information on some of the most common obesity-related conditions. If you have obesity it is important to talk with your doctor about these conditions.
Type 2 Diabetes
 Khaodhiar L., McCowen K.C., & Blackburn G.L. (1999). Obesity and its comorbid conditions. Clinical Cornerstone 2(3), pp. 17-31.