Obesity is becoming a global epidemic and is definitely a issue in the United States where over 70 percent of all people are overweight or obese, including one third of all children. Over the last few decades this problem has intensified due in part to shifts in lifestyles.
Being classified as obese means an individual has an excess share of body fat. The Body Mass Index ( BMI) is used to assess what the normal weight, overweight, underweight or obese of a person aged 20 years and older is.
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