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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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Overweight 0.013 0.010 0.006 0.009 Underweight 0.000 0.016 0.001 0.016 Notes.
The relatively low rate of overweight and obesity diagnosis corresponds with low rates of weight loss counselling.
Among 360 study participants, the prevalence of overweight was 9.16% and obesity was 2.5%.
"Efforts have been made locally in Dumfries and Galloway to reduce the levels of obesity and overweight in children within the population, through developing one to one and group services which address health issues.
In the study, 43 per cent of the overweight population felt good about themselves compared to 52 per cent of healthy people.
Being overweight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases like stroke, diabetes and some cancers like kidney, breast, among others.
Oatlands Park inElmbridge,DorkingNorth inMole Valley,Shamley GreenandCranleighNorth inWaverley, andMickleham, Westhumble and Pixham in Mole Valley have all made the top ten in England when looking at the least number of obese and overweight children.
Of those with diabetes, 26% are overweight and 61% are obese.
Individuals who were only overweight or obese at age 7 but had a healthy weight by age 13 and older, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes normalized.
The prevalence in our study was higher compared to a study carried out in rural school in Udupi, Karnataka among school children aged 6-15 years using the WHO percentile criterion which showed prevalence of overweight and obesity as 1.5% and 1.3%, [9] respectively and also a study in Puducherry conducted among urban and rural school children using 85th percentile as overweight and 95th percentile as obesity which showed a prevalence of overweight as 4.98% and obesity as 2.24%, [6] respectively.
Childhood obesity is increasing with an estimated value of 10 percent.10 In Peshawar the biggest city of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, the prevalence of obesity and overweight in females is 26.9% and 53.4% respectively.11
Figures published for the first time show that 20 per cent of women who attended their first booking appointment in October were obese, while a further 25 per cent were overweight.