Metro Bariatrics - Amir Moazzez MD, FACS

What is Obesity?

Measuring Obesity

Obesity is calculated by height and weight. If you are 100 lbs or more overweight, or have a BMI of 30 or more, you are considered obese. Obesity can also be measured by your waist circumference. Woman who have a waist circumference of 35 or high, and men with a waist circumference of 40 and above are at elevated risks for other heath conditions.

What Causes Obesity

Overweight and obesity result from an imbalance involving excessive calorie consumption and/or inadequate physical activity.
For each individual, body weight is the result of a combination of genetic, metabolic, behavioral, environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic influences.
Behavioral and environmental factors are large contributors to overweight and obesity and provide the greatest opportunity for actions and interventions designed for prevention and treatment.

Degrees of Obesity

*The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved LAP-BAND® System surgery for patients with a BMI of 30 or more and at least one obesity-related comorbidity condition.