What is Obesity?

Obesity:(means accumulation of excess fat on the body)
Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other.
Also defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30.
According to WHO "Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health".
Body mass index BMI) is a method for the measurement of obesity, “A person’s weight (kg) divided by the square of his or her height (meters). 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.
Metric: BMI = kg / m2

The current definitions commonly in use establish the following values,

· A BMI less than 18.5 is underweight
· A BMI of 18.5–24.9 is normal weight
· A BMI of 25.0–29.9 is overweight
· A BMI of 30.0–39.9 is obese
· A BMI of 40.0 or higher is severely (or morbidly) obese
· A BMI of 35.0 or higher is morbid obesity