Obesity is described as the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body's skeletal and physical standards

Taking into account the total number of afflicted individuals, obesity constitutes a significant disorder in the world. 

Until recently, however, only minor attention has been given to the disease. The prevalence of obesity is on the rise in all industrialized nations, an estimated 10% in rural and 30% in urban areas. Another apparent trend is a substantial increase in the number of extremely obese individuals.

The phenomenon can be attributed to multiple factors, including changing lifestyle habits of people which interact with genetic predispositions and thus lead to increasing in the body's fat content. Obesity cannot be brushed aside as a cosmetic problem. It is, in fact, a medical condition with serious consequences to one's health. A chronic disease involving the accumulation of excess body fat, obesity increases the risk of medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension), and shortens your lifespan.