Studies predict that India will be the global diabetes capital by 2050 if the abdominal and lower limb obesity and metabolic syndrome are not arrested. Alarmed by reports the Health Ministry of India has reduced the cut-off for body mass index (BMI) to 23 kg/m2 to fight the battle against obesity. If your BMI is over 23 kg/m2 then you are considered overweight. The global standard for this is a BMI of 25 kg/m2. So someone considered healthy by most international standards might be overweight in India! BMI is the ratio of the body weight in kg versus height in m2.