Obesity Information and Treatment
Overweight (excess weight) and obesity (excess body fat) are commonly assessed by reference to the Body Mass Index, which measures the relationship between height and weight. Although the Body Mass Index has drawbacks (eg. it doesn't measure body fat), it is a useful guide to weight-related health risks.
To Calculate Body Mass Index
- Simply divide your weight (pounds) by
your height (inches) squared.
For example, if you weigh 160 pounds with a height of 5 feet 4 inches (64 inches), the body mass index formula runs:
Step 1. (160) divided by (64 x 64 = 4096)
Normal Weight, Overweight or Obesity
Facts About Overweight
Facts About Obesity
Overweight and Obesity Trends
Conventional Diet Approach
Obesity Drug Treatment
Weight Loss Surgery to Reduce Morbid
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Carbs and Glycemic
Carbs-Information.com provides general information about different types of carbohydrate, like monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, as well as nutritional value of carbohydrates, carb-content of foods, plus details of GI values of all food groups, plus advice about diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. But no information is intended as a substitute for medical advice. Copyright 2003-2018.