Relationship between obesity and mental health disorders is not clear.
However, overweight is a stigma and the obesity discrimination can lead to some
can reduce your life expectancy by up to 9 years and many chronic diseases can
be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight. Being overweight can also put
extra pressure on joints and limbs, making activity quite difficult and
sometimes any movement at all can be painful. Other physical problems caused by
obesity are that obese women who become pregnant have a higher risk pregnancy that than of a healthy weight. Obese
children and young people face the same health risks as adults. Whilst symptoms
may not become apparent until later in life, in many cases, damage from being
overweight as a child has already been done. Making it very important that the
children reach a healthy weight as early as possible. In reality we are now
seeing children so obese that they are suffering from conditions usually only
associated with adults e.g. Type 2 Diabetes.