What causes obesity?
Being seriously overweight is not caused by one single factor. There are a number of things that contribute to one becoming morbidly obese. These include:
A good way to recognize obesity is by using a BMI calculation. This tool measures your height/weight ratio. It is your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters. BMI calculator
Another indicator of risk for obesity is if the waist circumference for males is greater than 40 inches and more than 35 inches for women.