WHO defines “Obesity as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.” It is a disease and not just side effect of overeating which can be taken casually.
A very simple technique of measuring Obesity is BMI, which is calculated as follows:
i.e. A person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters).
A very simple and straight forward measurement that draws the results as follows:
·BMI> 25- Overweight ·BMI> 30- Obese ·BMI> 40- Morbidly Obese
A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight. But if the BMI is above 40, it is considered as chronic obesity.
Few Key Facts about Obesity*
·Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.·In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese.·39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese…