is dangerous. What are the risks of Obesity?
Body fat is good for you. It protects internal organs, isolate the organism
thermically and softens blows.
However, obesity is harmful and excessive weight can provoke serious
disorders and obese people have from double to triple the probability of dying
prematurely, compared to people with normal weight.
A person is called obese when the Body Mass Index greater than 30. When the
BMI is greater than 40 we speak about grave obesity, which implies a serious
risk for the personís health.
An obese person has a weight that exceeds by far the ideal one estimated from
a health point of view (and also from an insurance point of view).
An obese person runs the risk of a range of diseases that are linked to
obesity and are more probable when the obesity level is higher.
These diseases are: diabetes, bilary calculosis, respiratory insufficiency,
nocturnal apnoea, cardiovascular diseases, arterial hypertension, arthrosis of
backbone and of lower limbs, fertility anomalies, cancer.
The obesity state is also a specific risk factor for anaesthetic accidents,
if you need a general anaesthesia to undergo a surgical operation.