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Adiposity is not seen as a disease in parts of the population and among some physicians; it is rather seen as a sign of an unhealthy lifestyle. Yet, obesity is a disease with many causes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) adiposity means a body-mass-index (BMI) over 30 kg/m². The BMI is however only an approximate value.
It does not have to be problematic to be overweight or to have a increased BMI. Especially people with lots of muscles or a pear-like fat distribution are often in less danger. The probability of sequelae is increasing with an increase of the BMI and the waist circumference. Adiposity is being diagnosed when the BMI as well as the WHR rises above the critical values. If, at the same time, the aforementioned sequelae can be noticed partially or comprehensively, medical treatment is highly recommended.

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