1. To Relieve Arthritis
    Arthritis might be one of the least commonly known side-effects of obesity, but being highly overweight and having a high BMI can sometimes raise the risk of getting arthritis and other joint diseases. And even if it doesn’t cause your arthritis in the first place, it can absolutely worsen your symptoms. While 1 in 5 Americans has arthritis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains, “that number jumps to more than 1 in 3 among obese people—and 2 out of 3 Americans are either overweight or obese.”