"SCI 241 Week 6 Discussion Question 2"
SCI 241 Week 6 Discussion Question 2 Post your response to this question: Visit the American Obesity Awareness Web site at http://www.obesity.org/information/factsheets.asp and read about the health effects of obesity. What does the Web site tell you about obesity that you were not aware of before? Explain what you have learned. I was aware that obesity can cause Type 2 diabetes in some individuals. My husband and my sister are both diabetic, so I know first-hand about this disease and the effects it can have on your body, organs and mental health. It can cause all kinds of health problems attributed to diabetes such as: heart problems, skin ulcers, artery blockage and depression. I was surprised to find that obesity can put you at risk for cancer. It is a wide spectrum of various types of cancer, not just one or two types of cancer obesity puts you at risk for. I see why some individuals that really care about their body are more health conscious when it comes to what they put in their bodies. These individuals exercise regularly, watch what they eat, etc. Gaining too much weight can have serious health consequences on your body, both physically and mentally and I never realized how much until I started this class.