Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Face the Obesity Epidemic?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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September 17, 2015

Obesity is associated with a host of potential comorbidities that significantly increase the risk for morbidity and mortality in obese individuals. Although no cause-and-effect relationship has been clearly demonstrated for all of these comorbidities, amelioration of these conditions after substantial weight loss suggests that obesity probably plays an important role in their development.

Apart from total body fat mass, the following aspects of obesity have been associated with comorbidity:

  • Fat distribution

  • Waist circumference

  • Age at obesity onset

  • Intra-abdominal pressure

For more on comorbidities of obesity, read here.

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