One of the reasons, aside from the obvious weight/pressure on the joints and the spine, is the high levels of inflammation. Inflammation will weaken bones, lower immunity and cause premature aging. It has been theorised as the major cause of (all) disease.
There are many ways to help with the weight issues as well as clear inflammation, from consuming the right foods to the correct herbs to altering your exercise plan. For more information, join Dr. Orman’s Wellness School to find out.