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What is Obesity?

Overweight and Obesity are characterized by having excess fat that results from a positive energy balance of taking in too many calories and not expending them through physical activity.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) regards obesity as a chronic disease developed from a person's:

• Genetic makeup
• Environment
• Physical inactivity and dietary habits

Excess weight gain manifests its health risks during adulthood that contributes to several chronic but reversible diseases.

• Hypertension
• High cholesterol
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Coronary Heart Disease
• Stroke
• Osteoarthritis
• Cancers of the prostate, breasts, and colon

Classification of BMI

Obesity Class BMI (kg/m²)
Underweight - < 18.5
Normal - 18.5 - 24.9
Overweight - 25.0 - 29.9
Obese I 30.0 - 34.9
II 35.0 - 39.9
Extreme Obesity III > 40


How to calculate your BMI?
http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
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