Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health.
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There are other ways to determine obesity. Skinfold thickness, the size of your waist, and special ultrasounds are also used.
- Skinfold thickness: Skinfolds are measured in different parts of the body with a pincher to determine how much fat is under the skin. The measurement is then calculated to determine body fat percentage.
- Waist Circumference: The waist is measured to determine excessive abdominal fat; a man’s waist over 40 inches and a non-pregnant woman’s waist over 35 inches have a igher risk of developing obesity-related conditions.
- Special Ultrasound: Non-invasive ultrasounds are used to measure the thickness of body fat under the skin.