childhood obesity Tag

What is overweight, obesity and how are these measured? Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health (The World Health Organisation). Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple way of determining whether you are overweight or obese. Its defined as the person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his/her height in meters. WHO defines overweight and obesity as follows: Overweight is a BMI greater than or equal to 25. Obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30. HOWEVER, to calculate childhood obesity, BMI is age and sex specific and is often referred to as BMI-for-age. Click...