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What is Obesity? Overweight Information

What is Obesity? Overweight Information

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At a glance Obesity affects billions of people around the world and is a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes, cancers and more. To calculate your BMI, divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared — over 25 may be overweight, and over 30 obese. Your waist circumference is also used to measure obesity — over 40 inches for a man and 35 inches for a woman is considered obese. Measuring obesity According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. It's one of the leading causes of preventable deaths across the globe, and is showing no sign of slowing down. In this fact sheet you can learn why obesity is so dangerous, and how to calculate whether your weight is considered overwe