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El inicio de la obesidad generalmente es gradual. Síntomas incluyen:

  • Peso incrementado
  • Grosor alrededor de la parte media del cuerpo
  • Áreas obvias de depósitos de grasa

Es importante recordar que la grasa depositada en la sección media de su cuerpo es un riesgo de salud, así como lo es el incrementar el peso corporal total. Si usted está desarrollando un grosor en su sección media aunque su peso no esté aumentando, podría estar perdiendo masa muscular por desuso, junto con acumulación peligrosa de grasa en su abdomen. Esto podría ponerlo en riesgo incrementado de enfermedades cardiacas (cardiovasculares).

References

Obesity. Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional_disorders/obesity_and_the_metabolic_syndrome/obesity.html?qt=obesity in adults&alt=sh. Update November 2012. Accessed March 20, 2013.

Obesity in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 16, 2012. Accessed August 28, 2012.

Obesity in children and adolescents. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 25, 2012. Accessed August 28, 2012.



Last reviewed March 2015 by Kim A. Carmichael, MD, FACP

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