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Obesity and Its Associated Diseases

Posted by Pavithra Selvaraj on Wed, 23 Mar 2016         
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An abnormal accumulation of body fat, which is usually 20% or more over an individual’s body weight is called Obesity. When more calories are consumed than the body burns, the excess calories are stored as fat. Large amounts of stored fat and excessive weight gain are the major symptoms of obesity.The recent guidelines for obesity use a measurement called BMI (body mass index), which is the individual's weight multiplied by 703 and then divided by twice the height in inches. BMI of 25.9-29 is co... Read More
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