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Weight Related Risk Factors

When physicians or other health care professionals assess your weight, then as well as BMI and other measurements, they also look for the presence of other weight-related risk factors. The more of these risk factors you have, the more you are likely to benefit from weight loss if you are overweight or obese.

Weight Related Risk Factors

The types of weight-related risk factors that professionals look for, include:

  • A personal or family history of heart disease
  • A Family history of weight-related health problems
  • Evidence of high blood pressure
  • Evidence of abnormal blood fats (high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides)
  • Evidence of high blood sugar
  • Evidence of Arthritis in Hips or knees
  • Lifestyle risks, like: smoking, lack of exercise, poor eating habits

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