The category of morbid obesity represents people
affected by the highest and most dangerous body weight excess,
which brings about very serious consequences to their health.
Obesity becomes “morbid” when it reaches the
level where it significantly increases the risk of one or
more health conditions or serious illnesses related to obesity
that can cause significant physical disability and even
It is internationally accepted today that
any person with a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal or higher
than 40, presents morbid obesity. According to the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company tables, those people suffering from
morbid obesity weigh more than 45.5 kilos (100 pounds) or
100% over their ideal weight.