True or False? Obesity
Posted 2 years ago
False. You are classed as overweight if you have a BMI of between 25 and 29.9. You are obese if your BMI is over 30. Check your BMI at www.goodtoknow.co.uk/wellbeing/BMI-calculator
2. Obesity can be caused by genes.
True. The most common cause of obesity is over-eating and lack of physical activity, but some genetic conditions can cause bigger appetites or make your body store more fat.
3. Obesity can lead to infertility
True. Being obese can affect fertility in men and women. For women, being overweight or obese can affect ovulation. Studies show that being overweight may affect sperm quality in men.
4. Surgery is the best cure for obesity
False. Weight-loss surgery, such as a gastic bypass may be offered to some people on the NHS, but only if they meet certain criteria. One of these is that you have tried diet and exercise first.Like Pick Me Up? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest content.