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What Is Obesity? Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 and 29.9; a person is considered obese if his or her BMI is over 30.
The body mass index (BMI) can be used to indicate if you are overweight, obese, underweight or normal. height=164 m weight=85 kg BMI= 85 : (1,64x1,64) = 31,6 Severe obesity - BMI greater than 40 kg/m2 Morbid obesity - BMI of 40-50 kg/m2 Super obese - BMI greater than 50 kg/m2 BMI Classification < 18.5 underweight 18.5–24.9 normal weight 25.0–29.9 overweight 30.0–34.9 class I obesity 35.0–39.9 class II obesity ≥ 40.0 classIII obesity
Obesity cause serious health problems, including: Type 2 diabetes Heart disease High cholesterol High blood pressure Several forms of cancer Asthma
What Causes Obesity? Age Gender
Genetics Illness Hypothyroidism Depression
Environmental factors Physical activity <- or ->
Psychological factors Medication Lack of sleep
Treatments Dietary changes Exercise and activity Behavior change Prescription weight-loss medications Weight-loss surgery
Exercise and activity
Behavior changes Prescription weight-loss medication
Weight-loss surgery (Bariatric surgery)
1.5 billion adults suffer from obesity USA The European countries (Great Britain, Hungary, Rumania, Greece and Albania-the fattest countries); On Cyprus, Malta, in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Slovakia over 40% people suffer from obesity
Here are some good guidelines to keep in mind: 1 Stay optimistic and never lose hope 2 A meal plan 3 Don't believe in starvation 4 Exercise
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