Obesity involves excess body fat, distinct from simply weighing too much, as weight includes muscle, bone, fluids. Both terms signify surpassing recommended weight for height. Obesity arises from calorie intake surpassing expenditure, influenced by genetics, high-fat diets, inactivity. Health issues like diabetes, heart disease, cancers link to obesity. Shedding 5-10% body weight mitigates risks. Weight management through healthy eating and physical activity is crucial for well-being. Monitoring weight, waist, and countering increases is vital, especially if BMI exceeds 25. Maintaining muscle and controlling fat with age aids health.
Obesity - Complications and Diagnosis