Obesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight, or weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle, bone, or water, as well as from having too much fat. Both terms mean that a person's weight is higher than what is thought to be healthy for his or her height. Obesity is a potentially life-threatening condition that can contribute to many serious illnesses, including:
Urinary stress incontinence
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Degenerative joint disease (DJD)
Fatty liver disease
Coronary artery disease
MORBID OBESITY Morbid obesity is considered clinically severe. Surgical qualifications include:
>200% of ideal weight or >100 lb overweight
Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥40
BMI ≥35 with one or more severe co-morbid conditions
WHAT IS BMI According to the National Institute of Health, Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. Calculate your BMI now.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
More than 65% of adults are overweight or obese.
32% of children are overweight.
4.8% of adults are morbidly obese.
Total medical cost for obesity in 2003 was $75 billion.
325,000 obesity-related deaths occur annually.
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