How Obesity Affects Health
The unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles of today have contributed to an alarming increase in obesity rates in both children and adults. More than a cosmetic problem, obesity has emerged as a major health problem causing a number of ailments and complications. As per medical standards, if a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is higher than 30, he or she is obese. Currently, the condition has been elevated to a serious public health problem and major cause of death worldwide. Recent studies show that if you are overweight and obese, you are more likely to develop one or more of the following health problems. (Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
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