About Obesity

Overweight is classified as a body mass index (BMI) (weight [kg] /height [m2]) ? 25.0 and obesity as a BMI ? 30.0. Morbid obesity is BMI > 40.0. The prevalence of obesity is nearly identical in men and women and ranges from 18% among adults aged 18 to 29 years to 30% among adults aged 50 to 59 years. Obesity is more common among people with a sedentary lifestyle and often causes multiple health problems in both children and adults, hence should be nipped in the bud before it raises its ugly head.



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