My Condition


The term “obese” is used to describe a person who is carrying a large amount of excess weight, with a high percentage of body fat. A body mass index (BMI) between 30-39.9 would classify you as obese, and a BMI over 40 would class you as severely obese.

It is a very common problem in the UK, that’s estimated to affect around one in every four adults and around one in every five children aged 10 to 11.

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