EASO OMTF European Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults
Obesity is a chronic metabolic disease characterised by an increase of body fat stores. It is a
gateway to ill health, and it has become one of the leading causes of disability and death, affecting
not only adults but also children and adolescents worldwide. In clinical practice, the
body fatness is estimated by BMI, and the accumulation of intra-abdominal fat (marker for
higher metabolic and cardiovascular disease risk) can be assessed by waist circumference.