Obesity is a common health condition that affects 26% of men and 29% of women in the UK. In adults, you are defined as obese if you have a BMI (body mass index) of 30.0 or over. BMI is simply a calculation that uses a person’s weight and height to measure body size. However you are classed as overweight if your BMI is about 25 and currently in the UK 67% of men and 60% are classed as overweight.
Unlike other common conditions, Obesity is a medical condition that can significantly increase the likelihood of developing severe health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes type 2 and cancers. It is also directly linked to less severe but nevertheless debilitating health issues. In the recent covid-19 pandemic being overweight had a direct correlation to the severity of the effects of a covid infection. Body fat also stores significant amounts of body made toxins as well environmental toxins. Obesity is linked to kidney failure, gallbladder problems, liver disease, stokes, sleep apnoea GERD, joint pain and more.