Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. In Western countries, people are considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person's weight by the square of the person's height, exceeds 7002294199500000000♠30 kg/m2, with the range 25-7002294199500000000♠30 kg/m2 defined as overweight. Some East Asian countries use stricter criteria.Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
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  • The Language of Fat Shaming on Twitter (Infographics)

    … to ridicule others. EllipticalReviews analyzed more than 17,000 fat-shaming tweets to find out where they come from and what the language shamers use most often. Wyoming and Vermont emerged as the origins of the most fat-shaming tweets. The report notes that both states have some of the lowest rates of obesity among children and adults…

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