12 Sep 2007
Did you know that excess body-fat can lead to a multitude of health problems? For one thing, excess body-fat can precipitate hypertension thus increasing the risk of stroke. Fat gain can also increase the likelihood of diabetes in genetically susceptible people and, thus, bring on its associated ills. Excess body-fat (especially in the central abdominal area of the body) also increases the risk of heart disease by worsening atherosclerosis. Other physical conditions associated with over-fatness include abdominal hernias, some cancers, varicose veins, gout, gallbladder disease, arthritis, respiratory problems, liver malfunction, complications in pregnancy and surgery, flat feet, and even a high accident rate.