How does obesity affect the digestive system?

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  • Dra. Doctuo

    Obesity affects the digestive system as follows: 1) can cause gastric reflux or heartburn because of the pressure generated in the abdomen. Acid reflux can also cause asthma and even cancer of the esophagus (this is very rare), 2) can develop a fatty liver that can lead to cirrhosis in some cases, 3) when diabetes develops from obesity, can be observed a delay in stomach emptying and vomiting.