Obesity

Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Simply put, if you consume more calories than you burn, you will gain weight.

How can I know that I am obese?

Risk Factors:

The basic cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed on one hand, and calories expended on the other hand:

Complications:

Overweight and obesity lead to serious health consequences:

Prevention:

Overweight and obesity, as well as their related chronic diseases, are largely preventable. At the individual level, people can: