There are also other indicators of obesity: waist / hip ratio. Must be less than 1 in men and 0.85 in women.
You should also know that fat is distributed in the body differently in men and women. It represents 10-15% of body weight for men and 20-25% by weight of a woman. It accumulates mostly on the abdomen and chest in man on the hips and thighs for women.
Do not confuse between obesity and metabolic syndrome. In fact, to be affected by this syndrome, you must meet three of the following risk factors:
* A waist circumference greater than 102 cm for men and 88 cm for women,
Fasting glucose greater than 1.1 g * treatment / l (110 mg / dl) or
* A triglycerides greater than 1.5 g / l (150 mg / dl) or with treatment
* HDL (good) cholesterol less than 0.4 g / l (40 mg / dL) in men and 0.5 g / l (50 mg / dL) in women (or treatment)
* Blood pressure greater than 13 / 8.5 or treatment.
It is therefore possible to have metabolic syndrome without obesity, overweight can be without suffering from metabolic syndrome.