Advertisement

Who is considered obese?

Obesity is is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. BMI is calculated using your height and weight; the formula is easily found online. BMI is a rough estimation and is not always accurate in people who have very high amounts of muscle mass such as bodybuilders or athletes. However, it is mostly accurate for the general population. If your BMI is between 26 and 29 you are considered overweight. You may want to discuss weight loss options including diet and exercise with your doctor if you are overweight or obese.

Continue Learning about Obesity

Where Are We in Terms of Understanding Disease Related to Obesity?
Where Are We in Terms of Understanding Disease Related to Obesity?
Understanding the Obesity Pandemic
Understanding the Obesity Pandemic
Can Personalized Medicine Help Treat Obesity?
Can Personalized Medicine Help Treat Obesity?
Are Obese Patients Capable of Eating Right?
Are Obese Patients Capable of Eating Right?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.