Obesity: A Result of Poor Diet or an Inherited Condition?

874 Words Feb 22nd, 2018 3 Pages
Obesity. It’s the thing that people really scared of but just couldn’t get away from it. It’s that one thing that haunt most people even though their physicals are not even slightly going towards an obesity. Many people freak out when knowing that their BMI index is between the ranges of 25 to 29.9 kg/m2. They have a misconception of reading a BMI index. Actually, a person is considered as an obese when the BMI index of his or her is more than 30kg/m2 while 25 to 29.9 kg/m2 is only considered as an overweight. The way for a person to calculate his or her BMI index is by using that person’s height and weight either in meter and kilogram or inches and pound. The formula is weight divided by height2 if that person is using kilogram and meter unit but if he or she is using the pound and inches unit, the formula is different where the weight is divided by height2 and times 703 which is the conversion factor. Even obesity have three different classes according to BMI index. Obese class I is from 30.0 to 34.9 while a person with a BMI index of 35.0 to 39.9 is classed as an obese class II while a person with a BMI index more than 40.0 is considered as an obese class III. The problem with obesity is that they are fatal because the medical condition of an obese person is the body fat has accumulated to the extent of it to have a negative effect on that person. The most related disease of all is diabetes or diabetes mellitus…
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