Obesity

 

  • Understanding of Obesity and how it is measured as per WHO

    Understanding of Obesity and how it is measured as per WHO

    Obesity is a disease characterized by excessive body fat caused by taking more calories than utilized or burnt. Junk food, alcohol and sedentary lifestyle are prime determinants of obesity in India. Two quantitative measures are deployed in measurement of obesity namely, Body Mass Index, that is the ratio of a person’s Weight (kilograms) and Height (meters)2.    WHO Criteria for defining Obesity and Overweight person. BMI Category 18.5-24.9 Normal Weight ....

  • Obesity: The result of unhealthy life

    Obesity: The result of unhealthy life

    Nowadays, obesity has become an enormous as well as fatal health problem. This problem is not only in India but in other countries also. Even in United States of America, one out of three adults and one out of five children and teenagers are facing the problem of obesity. In India also, it is sailing in the same boat. Most of the people since childhood fall prey to obesity in most of the countries of the world. In fact, “obesity is that condition of the body in which the amount of fat increases at extreme level’’. In other words, obesity....

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