Global Prevalence Of Obesity And Time Trends

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In many reviews it has been shown that obesity (defined as a BMI of 30kg/m2 or higher) is a

International Textbook of Obesity. Edited by Per Bjorntorp. © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Table 2.1 WHO classification of overweight and obesity (1)

Classification

BMI (kg/m2)

Associated health risks

Underweight

<18.5

Low (but risk of other

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