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    Obesity risk levels directly correlate with the level of mobility and mortality of a person. There are four major categories that identify a person as little or no risk, low risk, moderate risk and high risk. Please provide some notes on these four categories.

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    Assessment of an individual's overall risk status includes determining the degree of overweight (body mass index [BMI]), the presence of abdominal obesity (waist circumference), and the presence of cardiovascular risk factors (eg, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia) or comorbidities (eg, sleep apnea, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease). The relationship between BMI and risk allows identification of patients to target for weight loss intervention.

    1. Little or no risk - A BMI of 20 to 25 kg/m2 is ...

    Solution Summary

    There is a positive correlation with Obesity and health related risk factors.The relationship between BMI and risk allows identification of patients to target for weight loss intervention. The level of intervention is associated with level of obesity and risk factors that can increase morbidity and mortality.

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