Digestive System

Metabolism and Nutrition

How does the definition of “overweight” differ from “obesity”?

Both “overweight” and “obesity” describe ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. An objective measure of these terms is based on body mass index. An adult with a body mass index of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight. An adult with a body mass index greater than 30 is considered obese.


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