Obese

Obesity is a medical condition, sometimes considered a disease, in which abnormal or excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that it may have a negative effect on health. People are classified as obese when their body mass index—a measurement obtained by dividing a person's weight by the square of the person's height—is over 30 kg/m²; the range 25–30 kg/m² is defined as overweight. Some East Asian countries use lower values to calculate obesity. Obesity is a major cause of disability and is correlated with various diseases and conditions, particularly cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. High BMI is a marker of risk for, but not a direct cause of, diseases caused by diet and physical activity. A reciprocal link has been found between obesity and depression, with obesity increasing the risk of clinical depression, and also depression leading to a higher chance of developing obesity.

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Men with sensory loss are more likely to be obese

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