Obesity

Obesity Is Epidemic

This epidemic contributes to a host of chronic diseases and causes a greater likelihood of premature death.

It is driven by changes in the physical, social, and economic environment that make it easy to take in more calories than needed while making it harder to get enough physical activity to consume those extra calories.

Definitions

Someone who is overweight has a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9.

Someone who is obese has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.

To find your body mass index, enter your height and weight into the BMI calculator: