Health risks of obesity

Med Clin North Am. 1989 Jan;73(1):111-38. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30695-2.


Evidence implicating obesity as a risk-factor disease is critically reviewed. Possible reasons for the many conflicting findings are addressed. The classification of obesity, based upon the site of body fat distribution, and possible biologic mechanisms associating regional adiposity with morbidity, are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / pathology
  • Animals
  • Body Weight
  • Humans
  • Obesity / complications*
  • Obesity / metabolism
  • Obesity / pathology
  • Risk Factors