Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about obesity.

Is the concept of benign obesity misleading?

The idea of benign obesity is misleading because even if a person currently has no co-morbid conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, they deal with in addition to obesity, they can still have problems down the road.

The long-term effect of carrying around extra weight can lead to heart attack, stroke and dying prematurely, according to a study from Toronto’s Mount Sinai HospitalOff Site Icon

For more information about benign obesity, talk with your physician.

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Source: Mujeeb Siddiqui, DO, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; Registered Dietitian Laura Vikmanis, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center