Obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.0 or greater
Source: GreenFacts, based on WHO
Obesity is a chronic physical condition characterized by too much body fat,
which results in higher risk for health problems such as high blood pressure,
high blood cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Body Mass Index (BMI) - Cholesterol
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