WORLD OBESITY DAY

WORLD OBESITY DAY

Obesity increases life risk by 50%.
It is necessary to keep weight within limits to prevent development of more than 200 diseases including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, osterarthrits and heart disease.

In India BMI – 25 to 29.99 kg/m² is considered as mild obesity. Majority of the people with excess weight fall in this category. To lose weight, these individuals need lifestyle modifications such as healthy diet, regular food habits, regular exercise, adequate sleep and leading stress free life.

In India BMI – 30 kg/m² and above is considered as severe obesity. These individuals fail to achieve long lasting weight loss with lifestyle modifications alone. These individuals need Bariatric surgeries to induce hormonal changes necessary to achieve long lasting significant weight loss.

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