Obesity Management

Obesity, the Metabolic Disease

Obesity is defined by an abnormal or excessive body fat accumulation. It is identified by a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.271,275

As of 2010, in the United States, 36% of US adults, over 1/3 of the population, were obese.469 With such a large percentage of the population obese, many people don’t even realize that they are in an obese category. The pictures below show what an average 5’4” woman would look like at various BMI categories.

What Obesity Looks Like
NIH Body Mass Index Classifications
25 to 29.9 BMI Overweight
30 or higher BMI Obese Class 1
35 or higher BMI Obese Class 2
40 or higher BMI Severely Obese

To determine if an individual is obese, the Body Mass Index looks at weight compared to height. The chart below will help to determine an individual’s likely BMI.

BMI Table
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