Medilite Weight Management has been running in Cork for the past five years and has seen many people lose weight and blossom. Medilite staff work closely with a number of Cork GP’s and receives referrals daily
Over a third of the Irish adult population is overweight or obese. Obesity, defined as an excess accumulation of body fat, is a serious health condition.
In comparison with normal weight counterparts, medically overweight (20% or more above Ideal Body Weight) persons have a higher incidence of medical problems.
- Being medically overweight is the number one risk factor for diabetes mellitus.
- Being medically overweight increases the risk of hypertension.
- Being medically overweight increases the risk of certain cancers. Specifically, cancer of the colon, rectum and prostate for men, and gall bladder, biliary tract, breast, uterine and ovarian cancer for women.
- Being medically overweight in pregnancy results in twice the normal risk of giving birth to a child with neurological birth defects.