In studying for my previous post on the reality weight loss show, Biggest Loser, I came across what I consider to be an awesome feature of the show’s website. They actually have a doctor that hosts a blog.

Dr Jen Kerns hosts a blog that provides medical answers concerning weight loss. I am more than a little impressed with this and just wanted to share it.

Bottom line. Obesity results in higher life insurance rates, but it isn’t just the weight that underwriters are concerned with. Obesity has a host of collateral health issues. It simply puts a strain on your body and almost every system in your body. From diabetes to heart disease to some forms of cancer, obesity is often the starting point.