Statistics say that more people in the US are obese than in any other country. Knowing this and having been told for years by my doctor, I decided to look into this a little more. WebMD is a great source for information on all things medical, so I went there first. What I found was not encouraging.
- Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat
- A person is considered obese when his/her weight is 20% or more above normal weight
- Morbid obesity is when a person is 50-100% over normal weight
- The body mass index [BMI] is the most common measure of obesity