A Review of Obesity Management
Viola Hoxha1* and Kara Mayes2
1Mercy Family Medicine Residency, USA
2Medical Director, Mercy Clinic Weight and Wellness, USA
*Corresponding Author: Viola Hoxha, Mercy Family Medicine Residency, USA.
September 09, 2022; Published: October 06, 2022
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that obesity has been growing at an alarming rate worldwide [1,2]. It has tripled between 1975 and 2016. In 2016 WHO reported that more than 1.9 billion adults had overweight, and 650 million of those had obesity. Obesity is diagnosed by calculating the body mass index (BMI, kg/m2), weight in kilogram divided by the height in meters squared. BMI greater or equal to 30 is considered obesity, meanwhile BMI at 25.0-29.9 kg/m2 is considered overweight.
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