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?
The main treatment is dietary changes with a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Doctors suggest a routine of physical exercise along with short term weight loss diet. In case obesity is due to any medical condition, treating that condition is an important part of treating obesity.
DID YOU KNOW?
The effect of excess fructose can be felt on the part of the brain that promotes obesity.