People who are overweight are more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, etc. The first three can (and should be) treated with medicines rather than left untreated. However, many of the medicines have other side effects. For example, studies show that statin drugs used for treating high cholesterol are, on average beneficial, but may increase diabetes. A new study says that they increase fatigue. That’s a bad deal – less activity is hardly conducive to weight loss!
I used to have high blood pressure, prediabetes, and sleep apnea. But they’re all gone – and I’m off almost all meds – after 125 lbs weight loss. Most importantly, I feel so much better and have so much more energy!