How does your weight affect your health?

What influence, if any, does weight have on a person’s overall health? I’d prefer more than a one line answer please, I would like details! Thanks.

Answer #1

If you have access to the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) there is an article on that subject:

Effects of a Weight Management Program on Body Composition and Metabolic Parameters… Savoye et al. JAMA.2007; 297: 2697-2704

Answer #2

Being severly over weight and underweight can put a strain on your organs. Being severely overweight can cause heart problems, high blood pressure, high cholestral, breathing problems, diabetes and being severely underweight can cause problems include fighting off infection, decreased muscle strength, trouble regulating body temperature, vitamin and mineral deficiencies causing serious long term problems and even increased risk of death.

And that is just a few of the problems caused.

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