In France, more than 32% of adults are overweight, and 15% suffer from obesity. Note that obesity has a slightly higher prevalence among women compared to men. Especially involved: "junk food", inactivity and heredity.
Obesity is not just a problem of appearances. Above a weight limit defined by the Body Mass Index (BMI) many health problems may occur.
Overweight and obesity are defined by the Body Mass Index (BMI). This index, which corresponds to a specific medical criterion, is calculated very precisely: BMI = weight (kg) / height² (m).
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In addition to medical problems related to obesity, the patient is often the victim of social problems (victim of discrimination), often suffers from a malaise, complex ...
The canons of beauty, of our society, are not to the advantage of people coated. Fashion is slimming and flat stomach. People who are overweight or obese are often depreciated and living with this social pressure can cause psychological problems (isolation, depression, relational poverty ...).
The management of an obese patient is usually done by a dietician, a general practitioner, or a nutritionist.