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underweight

(ŭn′dər-wāt′)
adj.
Weighing less than is normal, healthy, or required.
n.
Insufficiency of weight.
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Obesity Task Force classification

Bariatric medicine A weight classification based on the body-mass index–BMI, per intl consensus. See Obesity.
Weight type–OTF classification  
Underweight  BMI ≤ 18.5
Normal  BMI 18.5–24.9
Overweight  BMI 25–29.9
Obese  BMI 25–29.9
 Class I   BMI 30–34.9
 Class II   BMI 35–39.9
 Class III   BMI ≥ 40
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

un·der·weight

(ŭn'dĕr-wāt')
A ratio of height-to-waist circumference that is below an acceptable range for healthy people.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about underweight

Q. I need food guide for underweight. This is Liam. I had three kids and all are underweight? I don’t know how to make them healthy. I need food guide for underweight. They refuse to have healthy food. How can I get him to eat more and eat healthy, without having to force them?

A. Liam, do not give them too much of juice as it often contain more sugar and less vitamins than fresh or frozen fruits. After a period, give them healthy drink (like milk) instead of juice. If your child is more active than the food they had, then the child will surely be termed as an underweight. So make sure to give, more energizing foods like carbohydrates for an over active kid.

Q. How to loss weight like a diet with tea,pills or other kind of healthy thing.

A. drink 8 oz of warm water with 1 tablespoon of lemon... first thing in the morning

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