Research has shown that as weight increases to reach the levels referred to as "overweight" and "obesity,"* the risks for the following conditions also increases:1
*Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher; obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher.
What Are the Health Risks of Overweight and
Learn about the the risks for adults from many diseases and conditions, by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH).
Weight Loss - American Diabetes Association*
Did you know that nearly 9 out of 10 people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes are overweight? If you are overweight, losing some weight could help you better manage your diabetes.
Obesity and Overweight
Obesity trends, economic consequences, state-based programs and other resources for the health professional.
1NIH, NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative. Clinical
Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of
Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Available online: