Obesity is a Worldwide Epidemic Today – It is Easy to Detect But Difficult to Treat
Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat. A person is said to be obese or overweight when he/she has additional body fat above the ideal body weight; 20-40% over ideal body weight is considered mildly obese; 40-100% over ideal body weight is considered moderately obese; and 100% over ideal body weight is considered severely or morbidly obese. The World Health Organization (WHO) has termed obesity as a worldwide epidemic and obesity-related diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent.
Obesity World WideMost medical professionals use a measurement called BMI (body mass index) to diagnose obesity; an individual’s weight in kilograms is multiplied by 703 and then divided by twice the height in inches. BMI of 25.9-29 is considered as overweight while a BMI of over 30 is considered obese. Usually, measurements and comparisons of waist and hip circumference also help provide adequate information; increased waist-hip ratio may lead to weight associated risk factors. In certain cases, measuring skin-fold thickness with the help of calipers can also help determine adipose tissue.... Click here to continue reading Obesity Is Worldwide Problem