Edmonton Obesity Staging System or EOSS can assist doctors in predicting the risk of death of an obese or overweight individual.
It is evident that there is a strong connection between high BMI and health problems associated with obesity.
An expanding waistline is also connected with increasing risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.
EOSS evaluates obese/overweight people on a five-point scale taking into account underlying health conditions as well as other risk factors. A score of 5 denotes elevated risk of health problems.