Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How is Obesity Measured and Problem caused due to Obesity?

How is Obesity Measured/Assessed?
Obesity can be assessed by 
(i) Body Weight, 
(ii) Estimation of total body fat
(iii) Skin-fold measurements and 
(iv) But Nowadays the Body Bass Index (BMI) is the simplier way to measure the obesity. 
A person whose body weight is higher than normal by 20 percent may be considered as obese. 

Complications of Obesity / Obesity Implications / Problem caused due to obesity.
Obesity leads to the development of several complications such as:
  • Physical disability
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Proneness to accidents
  • Low life expectancy
Obese persons suffer more often from metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis and heart diseases.  They meet with accidents more frequently.  The life expectancy is also reduced in view of the above hazards.

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