Obese Women Fall Sick Often

by VR Sreeraman on  November 12, 2006 at 4:21 PM Cholesterol News
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Obese Women Fall Sick Often
Obesity is known to be the cause of various illnesses like Diabetes , Hypertension etc. Recently it has also been linked to short-term disabilities like depression and various musculo- skeletal disorders. Over- weight women may face this risk more than obese men says a new finding.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated using the subject's height and weight . (BMI) is a standard measure and is an indicator whether one's weight is normal or over weight. A BMI of 18.5-24.9 is considered normal. From 25 to 29.9 is the over weight category and over 30 come under Obese.

A recent study suggests that Obese people are more affected by arthritis , low-back pain, and other mental illnesses like depression.

Nearly one-third of people absent to work quoted the above reasons for their short-term disability and they are all linked to being overweight and obese.

Women seem to be more affected than men - 11.6 versus 3.9 percent. Programmes should be designed by companies to promote awareness of body weight among employees. "Successful weight management initiatives should reduce shortterm disability expenditures, improve productivity, and lessen the indirect costs associated with overweight and obesity," according to researchers.


Source: Medindia
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