Leading Cause of Knee Replacement, Infertility, Liver Failure, by Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you’re obese, you have an enhanced chance of affliction from all sorts of maladies. From Dr. Joseph Mercola at theburningplatform.com:

health risks of obesity

Story at-a-glance

  • Rates of obesity are skyrocketing around the globe, bringing with them associated health problems like infertility, liver failure and knee osteoarthritis leading to an increase in knee replacement surgery
  • Obesity is associated with an increased risk of undergoing knee replacement surgery
  • Women in the most severe obese category (class 3) were more likely to have knee replacement surgery at a younger age — 7.2 years earlier than normal weight women
  • Close to 90% of people who undergo primary knee replacement in Australia are overweight or obese
  • Children and adolescents who were overweight or obese tended to have smaller testicles compared to their normal weight peers; maintaining a healthy body weight in childhood could help prevent male infertility later in life
  • Ultraprocessed foods high in fructose and “vegetable” oils are driving up rates of obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

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