Obesity is a disorder that involves an excessive amount of body fat. It is often caused by the intake of more calories than burned with exercise or physical activities. Obesity occurs when the body mass index is 25 or above depending on their height. More than 75% of men in the age group of 40 or above are obese. Research shows that men are three times more likely to be obese.
Some of the risk factors are:
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Joint problems including osteoarthritis
Obstructive sleep apnea and respiratory problems
For adults 20 years old and older, BMI is interpreted using standard weight status categories. These categories are the same for men and women of all body types and ages.
18.5 – 24.9
25.0 – 29.9
30.0 and Above