Metabolic and endocrine systems
- Type 2 diabetes.
- High total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides with speeding up atherosclerosis.
- Metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of disorders including high blood glucose, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Coronary heart disease and stroke.
Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Reproductive and urological problems
Menstrual abnormalities, polycystic ovarian syndrome and infertility.
Erectile dysfunction in men.
Gastrointestinal and liver disease
Low back pain.
Psychological and social problems
Stress, low self-esteem, social disadvantage, depression and reduced libido.