Tonight at 6: Are we eating ourselves to death?

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - When people think about obesity, they mostly think about appearance -- how they look when they gain a few extra pounds. But according to doctors, they should be more worried about what they do not see.

Obesity can also bring higher risks of cancer, heart attacks, strokes, joint issues, gall stones, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, amputations, blindness, kidney failure and diabetes.

The good news is that all of these health issues can be controlled, if not eliminated, with weight loss.

Watch Dawn Baker's special at 6 p.m. on WTOC: Are we eating ourselves to death?