Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Obesity is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide.What is BMI?
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a guideline for determining your appropriate weight range, calculated from your weight and height.
BMI is an easy to perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems and an alternative for direct measures of body fat.
Interpretation of BMI
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal|
|25.0 – 29.9||Overweight|
|30.0 and Above||Obese|
There are a number of ailments that obesity can cause.
The BMI ranges are based on the relationship between body weight and disease. Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including the following:
- Dyslipidemia (for example, high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Coronary heart disease
- StrGall bladder disease
- Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
- Some cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Blood Sugar – Fasting/PP
- Insulin – Fasting/PP
- Lipid Profile
- Uric Acid
- Total Proteins/Albumin
- Thyroid Function Test
- Urine Routine