Obesity is a state of excess fat storage compared tAfbeelding1o muscle and bone mass. Well known are the 'Apple' and 'Pear' figures.
Persons with obesity can be divided in groups based on their Body Mass Index or BMI. This can be calculated by using the calculator in the menu on the right.
When do we speak of obesity?
Persons with a normal weight
BMI : 20 - 25
waist : female < 80cm and male <94cm
A light to moderate overweight
- BMI : 25 - 30
- waist : female 80cm < 87cm and male 94cm < 101cm
- The chance of developing cardiovascular diseases in this group is 1,5- 2 x higher than with a normal weight
Severe overweight or Obesity
- BMI : > 30
- waist : female > 88cm and male > 101cm
- The chance of developing cardiovascular diseases in this group is 2,5- 4 x higher than with a normal weight