Obesity is a condition that is threatening to the health of teenagers. Obesity refers to increased body weight in relation to height. Body mass index (BMI) is a standard indicator of obesity.
Obesity puts teenagers at a higher risk of chronic diseases. It is related to diabetes and heart disease. With regard to the psychological consequences, obesity is known to lead to negative body image, low self-esteem and even behavioural problems. It even puts them at increased risk of eating disorder.