Accumulation of excessive fat in the body leads to obesity. People who generally weigh morethan 30kg/m2 within the range 25-30 kg/m2 are defined as overweight.
People who suffer from obesity are prone to cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis and depression
Unhealthy dieting habits can lead to obesity and other related diseases. In Ayurveda, this state is termed as athisthoulym. Herbal juices and various treatments like udthwarthana, yogavastahi and abhyanga can control obesity.