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Obese individuals are relatively common and obesity is associated with numerous pathologies.

An obese individual. (WC/Charles Mellin)


Pathology associated with obesity


Cardiovascular related:

Other pathologies:



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See Sleeve gastrectomy.
See Abdominal pannus.
See Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Haslam, DW.; James, WP. (Oct 2005). "Obesity.". Lancet 366 (9492): 1197-209. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)67483-1. PMID 16198769.
  2. Greenwald, J.; Heng, M. (2007). Toronto Notes for Medical Students 2007 (2007 ed.). The Toronto Notes Inc. for Medical Students Inc.. pp. GY40. ISBN 978-0968592878.
  3. Chow, WH.; McLaughlin, JK.; Mandel, JS.; Wacholder, S.; Niwa, S.; Fraumeni, JF. (Jan 1996). "Obesity and risk of renal cell cancer.". Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 5 (1): 17-21. PMID 8770461.