Obesity is the term used to describe the accumulation of excess or too much body fat in an individual. Obese individuals are at a greater risk of contracting diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.
HOW IS OBESITY DIAGNOSED?
Calculating the body mass index or BMI of a person is usually the easiest way to find out if they are obese. Waist circumference can also be used to determine obesity as the fat is collected around the waist.
HOW IS OBESITY TREATED?
In addition to lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and exercising certain medications could also be prescribed to obese individuals. Diet plans and limiting calorie intake would be recommended by a dietician. In extreme cases weight-loss surgery could be advised.
DID YOU KNOW?
Obesity is the leading cause of mortality and disability in the United States.