Obesity has been shown over and over again to be extremely bad for your heath, yet with all the warning signs, people continue to add on pounds and fall into the danger zone of being Obese.

Belly Fat

Here are just a few examples of what happens when YOU become obese.

Link Between Inflammation and Obesity

When you put on excess weight, especially around your waistline, this fat ends up producing toxic chemicals that cause inflammation within your body.

Researchers are increasingly finding that it is this chronic, low-level inflammation that triggers heart disease.

Obesity also contributes to other dangerous conditions that hike heart disease risk, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

For these reasons, being overweight is the worst thing you can do for your heart.

Few people realize that simply by eating the right kind of diet, you will not only lose weight, but also reduce your cholesterol, enabling you to reverse heart disease.

If you have very high cholesterol, been diagnosed with heart disease, or had a heart attack in the past, you need to lose weight fast.

You have no time to lose, because the next heart attack may kill you.

We know that people who are very fat tend to live shorter life spans. But just how much shorter?
According to a new study, obesity cuts 14 years from your life.

Obesity Cuts Overall Life Span

Researchers found that people with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40 are at a substantially greater risk of death from the three major killers — heart disease, cancer, and diabetes — than are normal-weight people.
BMI is a calculation that shows the amount of body fat compared to a person’s weight and height. A person with a BMI of more than 30 is considered obese.

The people in the 40 + range are in the category of “very severely obese.”  To better understand the impact of obesity on mortality, researchers analyzed 20 studies, and compared data between 9,564 individuals with BMIs of between 40.0 and 59.09 with 304,011 normal- weight people. Their research was published in the journal PLOS One.

Mortality rates among the most overweight individuals were 566 and 663 deaths per 100,000 in men and women, respectively. By contrast, mortality rates among normal-weight participants were 346.7 in men and 280.5 in women.

The Good News

The Good News is Obesity can be conquered with Diet and Exercise.  It can be as simple as starting a walking regiment or weight lifting or whatever else burns calories and gets your body moving.