results in disease. Excess body weight will initially interfere with basic day to day activities and living conditions, such as a difficulty in breathing. The morbidly obese typically develop hypoxemia due to a struggling respiratory system and sleep apnea which results in a decreased metabolism due to the lack of REM sleep the individual attains.

MORBID OBESITY: "Morbid obesity is classed as a weight where the individual is unable to complete normal day-to-day activities which will result in disease and even death if left to continue."
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