ObesityDiagnosis

Body mass index (BMI) is widely used as a simple and reliable way of finding out whether a person is a healthy weight for their height.

overview

Obesity is where you're very overweight. It can put you at risk of serious health problems.

symptoms

Adults are generally considered obese if they have a body mass index of 30 or above.

causes

Obesity is usually caused by eating and drinking too much and moving too little.

treatments_overview

The main treatment for obesity is a reduced-calorie diet and an exercise plan. Less common treatments include weight loss medicines and surgery.

Page last reviewed: 16/05/2019
Next review due: 16/05/2022