Obesity is a medical condition where the excess body fat accumulates in the body to an extent that it has a negative effect on health. It is defined by using body mass index (BMI) and is evaluated in terms of fat distribution and total cardiovascular risk factors. A person is considered as obese if the bodyweight is higher than 20%. Globally, overweight & Obesity as of now is the fifth leading risk for premature death. Almost 3 million adults die every year.

Obesity is mostly caused by a combination of excessive intake of food, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility. Prevention of Obesity can be done by changes in diet, exercising and other medical treatments.

  • Types of Obesity
  • Epidemiology of Obesity
  • Global Issues
  • Exogenous Obesity
  • Pathophysiology of Obesity
  • Causes & Consequences
  • Obesity & Public Health
  • Stigma of Obesity

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