An international standard has been adopted to measure excess weight and obesity. It is the Body Mass Index (BMI)
, defined as the weight divided by the square of the height, expressed in kg/m². Discover how to calculate your BMI using our tool.
The BMI estimates the degree of obesity and evaluates the associated risks to health (comorbidity). A person is considered obese when this value is greater than or equal to 30 kg/m².