Does obesity carry a significant risk for death

Does obesity carry a significant risk for death? 

Yes. In the United States, 300,000 persons die annually from obesity-related diseases:

CardiomyopathyDegenerative joint disease (DJD)
Coronary artery diseaseImmobility
DyslipidemiaDepression
HypertensionLow self-esteem
DiabetesMalignancy
InfertilityDyspnea
Fatty liverObstructive sleep apnea
Deep vein thrombosisObesity hypoventilation
GallstonesChronic fatigue
Pulmonary embolusVenous stasis
Urinary stress incontinenceGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
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