Body weight is not the only indicator of obesity. Height is also a factor. The BMI is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height.
"Love, fire, cough, scabies, gout cannot be hidden" — so an old German saying goes. And while it may be difficult to conceal the painful effects of swollen, inflamed joints, you can conceal it by not getting it at all.
Alarmed at the rise of obesity among children and adolescents, the WHO urges stricter limitations on advertising for junk food – and for beer in Germany, too.
Are we eating ourselves to death? Researcher Stefan Lorkowski sat down with DW to set a few things straight about the effect the food we put in our pie holes is having on our bodies. And it's not good.
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