Obesity is associated with a number of health risks including the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. It is also associated with reproductive and respiratory function; memory and mood issues; poorer mental health; reduced quality of life; and shortened lifespan.
Learn more about obesity health risks at our medical libraries in Flagstaff or Cottonwood or reference these online resources:
- Harvard University School of Public Health
- National Institute of Health
- U.S. National Library of Medicine
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention