Obesity is a disease that is caused by the excessive accumulation of fat in the body, increasing weight, coming to exceed the recommended limits. Before seeing the types that exist, should recognize what state a person’s body, found before even thinking about a diet plan or attempting to lose weight urgent. Just so, the type of obesity that it suffers from can be differentiated. Therefore, there are several ways of classifying their types. Being overweight does not always indicate obesity. In the case of the man, recognizes what it when you have more than 25% body fat; While the woman is when there are more than 30%. The so-called BMI (body mass index) is used to know the degree of overweight or obesity in a body that is determined by the weight of the person, expressed in kilograms, and its height, expressed in m. In this way, is considered a normal weight when that index does not exceed 25.
If you are between 25 and 30 is overweight. Over 30 is said to have obesity. When it is exceeded 40 there are morbid obesity and When it is above 50 it referred to as severe or extreme obesity. Depending on what causes that have originated, obesity is classified into:-exogenous obesity: is due to a bad or excessive power. -Endogenous obesity: is caused by metabolic disturbances. Depending on where the fat accumulation occurs, we have:-Obesity Android, central or abdominal: fat is especially in the abdominal part, by the waist, thus also other areas such as the face or chest.
Occurs more often in men than in women. By somewhat round shape which adopts the body when it occurs, is also called Apple obesity. Android obesity poses greater risk and is associated with diseases such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes or cholesterol rise. -Gynoid obesity or peripheral: the fat accumulates in the hips, thighs and buttocks, forming a silhouette pear shaped. So also is it commonly called PEAR obesity. This type of obesity occurs more in women. Obesity gynoid is considered less dangerous than the Android and is associated with diseases such as venous insufficiency (varicose veins). Here have described briefly the types of this disease which is increasingly growing, but what is that people take this issue seriously and begin to live healthy.