Having an excess accumulation of body fat, to the point that it severely interferes with your health and daily living.
Morbid obesity is generally measured by percent (%) body fat or BMI (body mass index).
Men: If you have more than 35% body fat, you are considered to be morbidly obese.
Women: If you have more than 40% body fat, you are considered to be morbidly obese.
‘Morbidly obese’ is not pleasant to hear, however it is a commonly used term by physicians and other health care professionals to classify your weight in relation to your height.
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