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What diseases can be caused by fat?

  • Phrenoderma ("Toad-skin")
  • Obesity (leading to all problems below)
  • Cancer (particularly large intestinal and breast cancers)
  • Arteriosclerosis (hardening of blood vessels)
  • Gallstones
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression and other mood changes

Thus, it can easily be deduced that keeping the body fat percentage to minimum reduces the risk of cancers, arteriosclerosis ,gallstones, coronary heart disease, diabetes and depression.

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This page last updated on:
October 15, 2003