What is Obesity?


Obesity is the most important preventable cause of death after smoking. Rather than a cosmetic problem, obesity is a serious disease. It also a health problem that is increasingly threatening public health.

The Diagnosis of Obesity is based on Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI = Weight (kg)/ Height (m2)

  • BMI = 19 – 25: normal body weight
  • BMI = 25 – 30: overnight
  • BMI = 40 – 50: morbid obesity
  • BMI > 50: super morbid obesity.

For example, A person with a height of 1.60 m is:

  • Normal if the bodyweight is 49-64,
  • Overweight if the bodyweight is 65-77,
  • Obese if the bodyweight is 78-102,
  • Morbid obese if the bodyweight is 103-127,
  • Super morbid obese if the bodyweight is 128-153,
  • Super, super morbid was obese if bodyweight is>154.

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