22. Define obesity, why it is hazardous to health, and summarize factors that contribute to obesity.
Obesity is defined as a body weight that is 20% over a standard body weight for your height and sex. (Caused by too much adipose tissue). As far as health hazards are concerned, obesity has been shown to be linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease/gallstones, breathing problems (apnea, asthma)