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Introduction: Overweight

Description of Overweight

Overweight (medical condition): An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal...more »

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Overweight: Being too heavy for one’s height. Excess body weight can come from fat, muscle, bone, and/or water retention. Being overweight does not always mean being obese.
Source: National Institute of Health

Overweight: the property of excessive fatness.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Overweight: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".
Source: MeSH 2007

Overweight: Related Topics

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Overweight as a Disease

Overweight (medical condition): See Overweight (disease information).
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Overweight: Related Diseases

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Overweight: Article Excerpts

Overweight refers to an excess of body weight compared to set standards. The excess weight may come from muscle,... (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

Overweight refers to an excess of body weight compared to set standards. The excess weight may come from muscle,... (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

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Overweight as a Symptom

Overweight (symptom): Type of Obesity.

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Overweight: Related Disease Topics

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Overweight

Source - WordNet 2.1

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Hierarchical classifications of Overweight

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WordNet 2.1

  • fleshiness,obesity
  • avoirdupois,blubber,fat,fatness
  • bodily property
  • property
  • attribute
  • abstraction

Source: WordNet 2.1

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