What is Obesity

In the simplest term, obesity can be termed as a state where excess amount of body fat gets piled up in body due to environmental factors that are not easy to control while dieting. When the Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure of obesity, goes above 30, it is a sign of obesity. Obesity may be the reason for various diseases like hypertension, diabetes and sleep apnea. Many people are seen to be affected by obesity but they are hardly aware of the same.

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How is Obesity Measured?

Obesity can be measured in various ways; the most popular of the list is the Body Mass Index (BMI) and measuring the circumference of the waist. In spite of having many other methods, these two are the favorite of the clinicians.

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