preobese

preobese

(prē-ō-bēs′)
The term used by the World Health Organization for “overweight.”
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Participants were restricted to those who were classified by their BMI as obese or preobese, because those who have these conditions are subject to obesity's metabolic effects and find weight loss difficult to achieve.
For example, the rates of postpartum depression among those in the underweight, normal weight, and preobese groups were 18%, 14%, and 19%, respectively, while the rates among those in the obese class I, class II, and class III groups were 19%, 32%, and 40%, respectively.