Today, more and more people around the world are overweight. The health risks associated with obesity can be life threatening and should be taken seriously. Excess weight increases the risk for a host of diseases and conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and respiratory problems. Even children are suffering the consequences of excess weight and obesity. Learn about the various health risks associated with our expanding bodies and how obesity can cause many different health problems throughout life. Discover the true cost of obesity, both to those who face the condition and to our society as a whole.