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Excess weight and obesity, causes of disease

Posted on 26-01-2022

Obesity is considered to be a chronic multifactorial disease, characterized by an excess of adipose tissue (fat), which leads to an increase in body weight and an increased risk of suffering from a number of disorders.

A patient is considered obese if they have a body mass index score above 30 (BMI = weight/height²), and as being overweight when they have a score of 25 or more.

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