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Overweight: Introduction

Overweight: Overweight refers to an excess of body weight compared to set standards. The excess weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. ... more about Overweight.

Overweight: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Overweight is available below.

Symptoms of Overweight

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Alternative Treatments for Overweight

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Diagnostic Tests for Overweight

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  • Body Mass Index (BMI) - BMC 25..<30 is overweight; BMI >= 30 is obesity
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Overweight: Complications

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Causes of Overweight

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Misdiagnosis and Overweight

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are often four symptoms and conditions combined: more »

Undiagnosed causes of weight gain and obesity: Although obesity may be related to lifestyle issues, there are also a number of medical more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to more »

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are other weight-related or associated more »

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Article Excerpts about Overweight

Overweight refers to an excess of body weight compared to set standards. The excess weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Obesity refers specifically to having an abnormally high proportion of body fat.1 One can be overweight without being obese, as in the example of a bodybuilder or other athlete who has a lot of muscle. However, many people who are overweight are also obese. (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

Definitions of Overweight:

The property of excessive fatness - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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