The results of a new scientific study revealed that it is not genetic, and that environmental factors and lifestyle play a major role in its infection.

The authors of the study explained that the levels of obesity around the world have increased significantly over the past few years, and it is interesting that the number of people with genetic obesity was similar to those affected as a result of their unhealthy lifestyle.

This means that the world is moving towards a sedentary lifestyle, away from exercise and a healthy diet, the researchers noted.

Therefore, genes play a very small role in obesity, as the researchers concluded in the experiments they carried out, thus changing the lifestyle to a healthy, regular, and eating a healthy diet will significantly protect you from obesity and reduce its risk and associated complications.

It is possible through the following arithmetic operation:

BMI = square of height/weight

For example: a person who weighs 100 kg and is 1.7 meters tall, has a BMI:

BMI 34.6 = 1.7 x 1.7/kg 100

The results mean the following:

  • BMI less than 18.5: the person may be underweight.
  • BMI between 18.5-24.9: This is the normal range. It indicates that the weight is appropriate for the height.
  • BMI greater or equal to 25: In this case, the index values ​​exceed the ideal range and indicate that the person may be overweight.
  • BMI greater or equal to 30: BMI values ​​higher than 30 are classified as obese.