Obesity is increasingly becoming a matter of great medical concern in modern health facilities. Tackling obesity should be prioritized in many health care facilities since it’s on the raise as the many researches carried out have shown. The specific impact of obesity is difficult to assess but its effect to general morbidity and premature death are known.
Body mass index (BMI) method is what is used to measure and determine if a person is obese as described by World Health Organization. This formulae is used in both male and female and gives the most vital indicator of overweight (BMI of 25 or above) and obesity. The BMI is only used as a guide as it does not put into account for muscle mass or for fat distribution which differ between individuals. In the United States the Obesity rates continues to rise at epic proportions. In order to tackle the menace, nurses and other medical professional should be in a position to handle and understand obesity.