adult obesity

adult obesity

A generic term a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more in an adult (overweight in an adult is defined as an average BMI of ≥ 27.8 in men and 27.3 in women).

adult obesity

Public health Overweight in an adult, defined as an average body-mass index of ≥ 27.8 in ♂ and 27.3 in ♀. See Morbid obesity, Obesity. Cf Childhood obesity.
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Released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in August, the study found that as of 2009, no state had met the 2010 national goal of lowering adult obesity prevalence to 15 percent.
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She added: "In addition to having gone into schools to teach children how to eat more healthily, Loraine works alongside her local Primary Care Trust to help conquer the obesity problem in her area and is now a member of their Adult Obesity Local Implementation Group, a fighting obesity taskforce.
IRELAND is experiencing a baby boom - because adult obesity is creating bigger newborns.
This research highlights another benefit as we are going through an epidemic of adult obesity and anything to combat that should be welcomed.
In 2013, the adult obesity rate continued to climb, from 26.
The findings confirm previous estimates that suggest 20 per cent of adult obesity may be caused by over-nutrition in infancy.
Six states--Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia--were home to an obesity prevalence of 30 percent or more, and only Colorado had an adult obesity rate of less than 20 percent.
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uk - and with adult obesity figures tripling over the last decade we needed to
It said: "The latest findings on obesity in children and teenagers are consistent with evidence of an epidemic of adult obesity.

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