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A condition defined as ≥ 75th percentile of body-mass index [weight in kg/(height in m)]. Overweight adults are at increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, arthritis, degenerative joint disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gallbladder disease, gout, hypertension, colorectal and other cancers.
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A condition defined as ≥ 75th percentile of body-mass index [wt in kg/(height in m)]2; overweight adults are at ↑ risk for ASHD, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, DM, gallbladder disease, gout, HTN, and certain CAs; overweight adolescents are at ↑ risk for CAD, stroke, colorectal CA. See Morbid obesity, Obesity.
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The classification of body weight that is greater than the normal range but less than the obese range; defined by the U.S. National Institutes of Health as a body mass index between 25 and 30 kg/m2.
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Patient discussion about overweight

Q. Can you be "fit" as well as overweight? Can you be "fit" as well as overweight? There have been articles around saying it was okay for women to be overweight as long as you got some exercise...

A. There is a new term floating around - diabesity. The link between obesity and diabetes is that strong!

Q. How can I prevent my baby developing Overweight? He’s gaining a lot of weight since birth, too much as the Dr. said…how can I prevent it?

A. Here is couple of advices about overweight in infants I found useful when my baby was 6 months old. It’s not full but it’s still very helpful and effective.

Q. how much an over weight consider to be?

A. a usual way is in Body Mass index, which is not exact but it's generally a good one:

but i think the best way is checking fat percentage. there's a way to do it, in the gym they usually check it out.

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Morphological traits positively affecting the live body weight could be considered as indirect selection criteria for producing heavier lambs.
Prediction of live body weight using linear body measurements: The single and multiple linear regressions between the observed BW, HG and DBL alone and in combination (HG plus DBL) were calculated (table-3).
Although liraglutide reportedly increases brain 5-HT levels in rats [3] and both liraglutide and serotonergic receptor agonists, like lorcaserin, reduced body weight and food intake in rats, the increase in brain 5-HT levels does not always induce reductions of food intake and body weight, especially in mice.
The weight of the brain was 1335.0 [+ or -] 25.5 g in the male decedents and 1228.3 [+ or -] 76.4 g in females representing 2.28% and 2.31% of body weight, respectively, in male and female decedents (see Tables 1 and 3).
Findings of the current study indicated that HR, SBP, and MAP are only affected by an increase in treadmill speed (not body weight condition) which is a normal response to an increase in exercise intensity (3, 4).
Therefore, the aim of this randomized control trial is to compare the mean duration of Atracurium-induced neuromuscular blockade in minutes when dosed according to real body weight (RBW) or ideal body weight (IBW) to obese patients undergoing abdominal surgeries under general anesthesia.
The results of our study are controversial than the findings of [12], who had reported high and positive correlation among birth weight and yearling body weight of Hissardale sheep.
Table 3 contains questions that presented higher frequencies of answers regarding the most frequently adopted methods for body weight control by athletes.
The time per period on other activities (TOP) had a negative correlation with the variations in body weight (Table 4), because the longer animals stay on other activities, the shorter will be the time used to feed and ruminate.
Selection for higher body weight is found to have significant effect on egg quality parameters (Alkan et al., 2010) and further strengthened by the fact that larger body size birds produce eggs with higher egg length, width and better internal egg qualities than those of smaller ones (Ricklefs, 1983).
With increasing school loads, these children are carrying backpacks heavier than 10% of their body weight on a regular basis [4].