According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1 in 10 people in the world have problems with obesity. An obese person is one who has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.
Overweight and obesity are linked and bring with countless health problems such as hypertension, cholesterol, high triglycerides, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, etc. But there are other side effects associated with excess weight which also influence health, which are not as widespread:
According to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and published in the journal Neurology, the higher the BMI, the greater the chance of having migraines. According to the figures, by this study that examined 4,000 people, obese people have an 81% higher risk of experiencing at least 14 headaches per month compared to people with normal weight.