Quantitive Information

30+ BMI is considered obese

Exercise 25 to 29.9 BMI is considered overweight

Your BMI is your weight in KG. divided by your height in meters squared

1 pound of body fat represents 3,500 calories

A fat cell weighs 0.1 micrograms to as large as 1.2 micrograms

Over 30% of individuals seeking medical treatment for obesity and up to 50% of individuals being seen in non-medical weight reduction programs meet diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder

Years of life lost at age 40 in overweight and obese compared to normal weight, non-smokers.

 

Female

Male

Overweight (BMI 25 to 30) and non-smoker

-3.3 years

-3.1 years

Obese (BMI over 30) and non-smoker

-7.1 years

-5.8 years

Overweight and smoker

-7.2 years

-6.7 years

Obese and smoker

-13.3 years

-13.7 years

Preschool obesity rate by 5.4% between 1976 and 1980.

6 to 11 year olds obesity rate increased by 13.1% in one year

12 to 19 year olds obesity rate increased by 13.1% in one year

Approximately two thirds of U.S. adults and one fifth of U.S. children are obese or overweight.