Talking about obesity
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health.
The most common parameter to diagnose obesity is the body mass index (BMI).
The main problem of obesity is that it is a risk factor for a number of diseases, bringing a propensity to develop problems such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and so on...
In a recent study, researchers analyzed data from 68.5 million people in 195 countries to evaluate trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adults and found that high BMI contributed to 4 million deaths worldwide in 2015 (it's 7.1% of all deaths from any cause).
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Do you know your BMI?
The BMI is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height, and is universally expressed in units of kg/m2, resulting from mass in kilograms and height in meters.
If you want to calculate your BMI, click the button below:
According to the standard used by the World Health Organization (WHO), when the result is between 18.5 and 24.9 kg / m2, the weight is considered normal. Between 25.0 and 29.9, overweight, and above this value, the person is considered obese.
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Websites to know more about Obesity
MAYO CLINIC - OBESITY
At the Mayo Clinic website you can find a variety of health information related to obesity.
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