Obesity and underweight

Obesity and underweight

17-08-2018

When someone is overweight, it means that his/her body weighs 20% more than the ideal. With calculations, used to determine the ideal body weight or the degree of obesity, we can get closer to the “truth” but this method alone is not sophisticated enough for accurate results. Individual factors and features also influences the evaluation of the given result.

What is body mass index (BMI)?

Body mass index determines whether the individual is underweight, healthy weight, overweight, obese, or clinically obese.

Individual body structure

Body Mass Index is suitable for weight classification, but it doesn’t take into consideration the differences that come from the individual body composition.

As for athletes or hard physical workers, high body mass index can mean that the “extra” weight they carry is not fat but muscle.

Body composition measurement

It measures the mass and ratio of fat and muscle. The resulting muscle-, fat-, and bone mass, as well as fat percentage give precise information about the body structure.

The risk factors of osteoporosis should be taken into account when determining the optimal body weight and setting diet.

What are the causes of being overweight and underweight?

Weight problems are often caused by metabolic disorder. Precise examination of this disorder is possible by metabolism examination and the laboratory examination of overweight.