Obesity is a life-long progressive, life threatening condition marked by the excess accumulation of body fat, which can significantly reduce life expectancy.
When weight reaches extreme levels, it is called MORBID OBESITY and is a chronic condition with numerous medical, psychological and social consequences.
Finding out if you are obese is simple; you calculate your Body Mass Index or BMI:
Obesity is also defined by waist size - over 90 cm in males and over 80 cm in females.
There are various categories of obesity, but the most severe kind is morbid obesity. A morbidly obese patient is typically 45 kg (100 lb) overweight, or has a BMI of 40 or higher. Morbid obesity drastically increases your chances of developing obesity related co-morbidities.