BMI & Obesity – Graphicis Info


Obesity and overweight is abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat which may harm for health.

Obesity, defined by World Health Organization (WHO) “as an abnormal or excessive fat that may impair health,” is a detrimental trend that has been rising worldwide.

In the worldwide more death case is noted due to obesity and overweight than underweight. To get rid of this problem people can make healthier food choice (fruit, vegetable, nuts and legumes) and engage in regular physical activity.

If a person body weight 20% higher than it should be considered obese.

BMI is between 25 – 29.9 you are considered overweight.

BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese.

BMI (Body mass index) is a statistical measurement derived from your height and weight. It is an estimation of total amount of body fat.

BMI value greater than 30 can increase the non-communicable disease (mainly heart disease) osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, cancer of the breast, colon and endometrial.

There are currently about 1.6 billion people in the world are overweight and there are another 400 million who suffer from obesity.

In 2014 -39% (18 years and above) adults were overweight and 13% of the adults were obese.

IN 2013 – 42 million children (under 5 years age) obese or overweight.


Standard weight status categories associated with BMI ranges for adults –


BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5-24.9 Healthy
25.0-29.9 Overweight
30.0 and above Obese




You can calculate your Body mass index through using BMI Calculator.

Source: Medindia