obese 肥満の

September 28, 2016 =========
☆ obese 肥満の
If you check your dictionary, then the meaning of “obese” is someone who is extremely fat. However, “obese” is actually a word that has a scientific definition too. To be classified as “obese” your Body Mass Index (BMI) has to be over 30. If your BMI is over 25 but less than 30, then you are overweight, not obese. This is the same classification all over the world, right? So even in Japan you need to have a BMI over 30 to be considered obese.
In America, 31.8% of the population is obese. Did you know that this makes it number 10 in the top ten obese countries? I thought for sure that America was number one! But in fact, Kuwait is number one, with 42.8% of the population classified as obese! That is crazy! The article I read suggested that the reason for this was that Kuwait has become a rich country thanks to oil, and American fast food is so popular, that everyone is getting fatter… wow, I had no idea! Even though I know I’m not overweight or obese, I suddenly feel the need to check my BMI…