A body weight that is considered to be the below the normal recommended weight for the persons height, build and sex. The body mass index is often used as the criteria to determine if a person is within the normal weight range. BMI<20 is generally considered underweight although people outside this range may still be perfectly healthy. People who are underweight may have an increased risk of anemia, heart irregularities and osteoporosis. One of the better known conditions associated with low body weight is anorexia. People who are underweight can find it extremely difficult to put on weight.> ...more »
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