Obesity cannot be brushed aside as a cosmetic problem. It is, in fact, a medical condition with serious consequences to one's health. A chronic disease involving accumulation of excess body fat, Obesity increases the risk of medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension), and shortens your life span.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines Obesity based on Body Mass Index (BMI). The definition of Obesity among Singaporeans and Caucasians is BMI =27.5 and BMI =30 respectively.
Obesity adversely affects most of our organs. Some of the common diseases related to Obesity are listed below:
The following is the classification of Obesity, and how it is treated:
*BMI values for Asian population according to MOH guideline NIH Concensus Conference.