DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for morbid obesity

Morbid obesity [DOID:11981]

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight and height, defines people as overweight (pre-obese) if their BMI is between 25 and 30 kg/m2, and obese when it is greater than 30 kg/m2.

Synonyms:  morbid obesity,  DOID:11981,  Morbid obesity (disorder),  Severe obesity,  Morbid obesity disorder ...