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According to World Health Organization, Obesity is an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health and the body. A person’s weight divided by the square of his or her height, a person with a body mass index of 30 or more is generally considered obese. Here I am also uploading a document file which contains detailed information about this. You can download the attachment from here after doing registration; this is absolutely free for you…
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I am medical final year student and making project on World Health Organization searching for some details. Will you provide details about World Health Organisation Obesity of all ages?
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The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health

About World Health Organisation Obesity:

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.

Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults.

It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2).

Adults

For adults, WHO defines overweight and obesity as follows:

overweight is a BMI greater than or equal to 25; and
obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30.

BMI provides the most useful population-level measure of overweight and obesity as it is the same for both sexes and for all ages of adults. However, it should be considered a rough guide because it may not correspond to the same degree of fatness in different individuals.

For children, age needs to be considered when defining overweight and obesity.

Children under 5 years of age

For children under 5 years of age:

overweight is weight-for-height greater than 2 standard deviations above WHO Child Growth Standards median; and
obesity is weight-for-height greater than 3 standard deviations above the WHO Child Growth Standards median.
Charts and tables: WHO child growth standards for children aged under 5 years

Children aged between 5–19 years

Overweight and obesity are defined as follows for children aged between 5–19 years:

overweight is BMI-for-age greater than 1 standard deviation above the WHO Growth Reference median; and
obesity is greater than 2 standard deviations above the WHO Growth Reference median.

Contact details

WHO
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila
Philippines
Tel: +63 2 8528 8001
+63 2 5306 9900
Fax: +63 2 8521 1036
+63 2 5338 0314
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