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Obesity and related complications: How does losing weight help?

Living with obesity can put you at risk of developing serious health conditions. The good news is that with a weight loss of only 5% of your total body weight you already start lowering those risks. The below tool helps you calculate your risk of developing certain obesity-related conditions over the next 10 years.

 

CALCULATE YOUR RISK FOR POTENTIAL OBESITY-RELATED CONDITIONS

 

Simply enter your height, weight and medical history to see the level of risk at your current weight. You can also compare with and learn how a 13% weight loss may lower your risks.

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Your BMI is 0

The risk prediction is available with a BMI between 30 and 50 and an age between 19 and 70.

The risks reductions below are calculated with a weight loss of 13% of total body weight.
Your weight after weight loss is 0 kg.

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Describe your medical history:

Result

BMI is 0

This is not a validated tool for risk assessment and does not replace any evaluation of a physician.

The risk prediction is available with a BMI between 30 and 50 and an age between 19 and 70.

If you have any concerns about your weight or BMI results, we strongly advise you to talk to your doctor for further guidance.

In case you do not have your own trusted physician yet, you can search for a healthcare provider specialized in weight management at the link below.

Result

  • Risk at current weight
  • Risk with a 13% weight loss

HEART HEALTH

High blood pressure
High cholesterol levels
Hearth Failure
Irregular heart rate
Low blood and oxygen flow to heart

DIABETES

Type-2 diabetes

OSTEOARTHRITIS

Hip/knee osteoarthritis

RESPIRATORY

Asthma
Sleep apnoea

KIDNEY DISEASE

Chronic kidney disease

This is not a validated tool for risk assessment and does not replace any evaluation of a physician.

If you have any concerns about your weight or BMI results, we strongly advise you to talk to your doctor for further guidance.

In case you do not have your own trusted physician yet, you can search for a healthcare provider specialized in weight management at the link below.

The risk predictions are based on a study using electronic medical records of 570,000 UK residents in 2021. [11]

Based on whether they kept their weight stable or lost weight during a four-year baseline period, these individuals were assigned to two different groups. They were then followed for up to 15 years to observe differences between the groups regarding the development of 10 obesity-related conditions.

Given the information you have specified about medical history, you see the average risk for individuals in the study population who are similar to you and who have either kept a stable weight or lost on average 13% of their initial weight.

The weight loss in the study population was supported by a combination of different actions (diet, lifestyle changes, weight-loss medication or surgery).

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