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What is Overweight?

What is Overweight?

  • Overweight: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat.
  • Overweight: the property of excessive fatness.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Overweight: Introduction

Types of Overweight:

Types of Overweight:

Broader types of Overweight:

How many people get Overweight?

Prevalance of Overweight: 97.1 million American adults
Prevalance Rate of Overweight: approx 1 in 3 or 35.70% or 97.1 million people in USA [about data]
Worldwide prevalence: over 1 billion adults worldwide (WHO World Health Report, 2003)
Prevalance of Overweight: More than 60 percent of Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight. One-quarter of American adults are also obese (Source: excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK) ... Obesity affects about one in four adult Americans, and during any one year, over half of Americans go on a weight-loss diet or are trying to maintain their weight. (Source: excerpt from Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-Loss Program: NIDDK)

Who gets Overweight?

Racial Information for Overweight: African American women between the ages of 25 and 74 are more overweight compared to white women of the same age group. Obesity and diabetes are highly correlated especially among women. This correlation has been reported by many researchers. (Source: excerpt from DIABETES AND AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN: NWHIC)

How serious is Overweight?

Complications of Overweight: see complications of Overweight

What causes Overweight?

Causes of Overweight: see causes of Overweight
Risk factors for Overweight: see risk factors for Overweight

What are the symptoms of Overweight?

Symptoms of Overweight: see symptoms of Overweight

Complications of Overweight: see complications of Overweight

Can anyone else get Overweight?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Overweight

Overweight: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Overweight.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Overweight.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Overweight: see treatments for Overweight
Alternative treatments for Overweight: see alternative treatments for Overweight
Research for Overweight: see research for Overweight

Society issues for Overweight

Costs of Overweight: $99.2 billion total including direct $51.6 billion and indirect $47.6 billion (NIDDK)
Costs of Overweight: Total cost: $99.2 billion

Direct cost: $51.6 billion (5.7 percent of the U.S. health expenditure)
Indirect cost: $47.6 billion (comparable to the economic costs of cigarette smoking)
(Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

Organs Affected by Overweight:

Organs and body systems related to Overweight include:

Name and Aliases of Overweight

Main name of condition: Overweight

Other names or spellings for Overweight:

Corpulence, Stoutness, Adiposis
Source - WordNet 2.1

Overweight: Related Conditions

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