Obesity is defined as excess adipose (fat) tissue.
BMI Body Mass Index
BMI Body Mass Index is the most common method to determine excess fat.
Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation involving height and weight, irrespective of family history, gender, age or race.
BMI is calculated by dividing a person's body weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared (weight [kg] height [m]2) [Weight (kg) ÷ height (m)2 ] =BMI
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5-24.9 Normal weight
30 and greater Obese
40 and greater Morbid or extreme obesity
Obesity and complications, they include
- Type 2 diabetes,
- High cholesterol,
- Fatty liver disease,
- Sleep apnea,
- Heart failure,
- Degenerative joint disease,
- Birth defects,
VALUABLE HERBS OF Ayurveda HELPS TO CONTROL OBESITY IN FOLLOWING MANNER
- Burns excess fat.
- Inhibit lipogenesis.
- Restrict conversion of carbohydrate to fat.
- Boost metabolism to burn calories.
- Controls appetite.
- Gives anti oxidant values.
- Helps to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides levels.