Overweight and Obesity- A Risk to Health

Overweight or obesity in children and adults is common now a days. Obesity is the cause of many chronic diseases.

What is Obesity

When excessive amount of fat accumulates in the body, which increases the weight of the body above the standard weight, the condition is called Obesity or Overweight.

Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is the measure of Obesity.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is weight of a person in kilogram divided by the square of that person's height (in square meters).

A person is said to be overweight when his BMI is more than 25, and obese when the BMI is more than 30.

Risk Factors involved in Obesity

1.Overweight or Obese people have a increased risk of Heart attack, cardiac problem, chest pain.
2. High Blood Pressure
3. Headache
4. Tiredness
5. Shortness of Breath
6. Vision Change
7. Increased risk of cancer
8. Increased risk of gallbladder diseases

Causes and Effects of Obesity

There are a plenty of ill effects of obesity leading to dangerous diseases like heart problem, high bolld pressure etc. Read more about causes and effects of Obesity.

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