What is obesity?

Obesity may simply be defined as abnormal and excessive fat accumulation in the body. Another definition is that the body fat tissue is more than 25% for males and 30% for females. One of the heritable, environmental and cultural factors may be effective for the formation of obesity as well as all reasons may also be combined.

Obesity Measuring

Body Mass Index- BMI is used to determine the obesity level. Body mass index is a value found by dividing the weight of a person in kilogram unit to the square value of height in metre unit.

BMI (kg/m2)): body weight (kg) / (height2)) (m)