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About obesity

As we age, our body composition gradually shifts, and the proportion of muscle decreases and the proportion of fat increases. This shift slows our metabolism, making it easier for us to gain weight.

Should you be concerned about your weight?

Measuring your Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated from your weight and height provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

What’s your BMI? Use our calculator to find out.