Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death following smoking.
Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that is defined as high body fat compared to lean body mass. It results from many factors; but mainly genetic and environmental factors.
The excess body fat is distributed differently from a subject to another: some may develop peripheral (gynoid) obesity; others build up central (android) obesity or a combination of the two. The android obesity is more serious than the gynoid since it is frequently associated with health problems.