5 Vital Reasons to Shed That Excess Weight

by Amy Morris

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If you have been struggling to muster up the motivation to lose that excess weight that has been lurking for some time now, read on as we hopefully can use the following vital reasons as a push to get you on the road to successful weight loss.

1. Cancer Death Rate Higher

A new study has found that people who are obese and then get diagnosed with tongue cancer might have an increased risk of dying compared to those who get diagnosed and are not obese.

This study was published in the journal Cancer and was carried out on 150 people who had received surgery for early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, where they concluded obese patients had a five-fold increased risk of death.


This study may only be limited to tongue cancer, but right now no one can also rule out the fact that obese people may have a higher chance of dying from all of the other types of cancer until further studies have been carried out.

2. Dangerous Vitamin D Deficiencies

Being obese can lead to a lack of vitamin D as the vitamin is stored in fatty tissue, and researchers from a recent study feel that due to the larger storage capacity in obese people, this is how it may stop it circulating in the bloodstream and getting to where it is needed in the body. This study was published in the medical journal PLOS Medicine.

Vitamin D deficiency cannot be ignored either as a lack of it can cause severe asthma, cognitive impairment, cancer, and an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

3. 18 Percent of All U.S Deaths Result from Obesity

A controversial new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has found that 18 percent of all deaths in the U.S are caused by obesity.

The research team found that for people between the ages of 40 and 80, almost 18 percent of all deaths that took place between 1986 and 2006 could be said to be associated with high body mass.

A third of Americans are reported to now be overweight, and another 35 percent reported to fall into the obese category, so the results of this study do not seem far-fetched at all given this and should act as a wake-up call to all of us.

4. Your Heart is In Danger

The bigger you are the more likely you are to suffer a heart attack earlier in life—12 years sooner for the most obese, a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says. And overweight people are more likely to have diabetes and high cholesterol.

5. Living a Life of Pain

A new study published in the journal Obesity has found that people who are overweight live in more pain than those who are of a healthy weight. This study was carried out on more than 1 million people where the researchers concluded that there was a link between carrying extra weight and everyday pain. The heaviest individuals in the study also had the highest rates of pain.

Nobody deserves to live in pain so remember obesity can be easily remedied once you create an action plan and muster up some motivation combined with positive thoughts to build you up and help you succeed. No one is saying it will be easy – but no one except you will be saying you can’t achieve your weight loss goal!


  • https://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/mis-cancer-news-102/obesity-tongue-cancer-cancer-mskcc-release-batch-1130-684590.html
  • https://www.plosmedicine.org/article/comments/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001383;jsessionid=28D0D2686B77F5D38675CCB3CAB35787
  • https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/news/obesity-kills-more-americans-previously-thought
  • https://www.livescience.com/18321-obese-pain-inflammation.html