Medical Dictionary: Fat


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Fat: Another name for Obesity.
Fat (condition): Overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.
Fat (condition): Obesity refers to being more than 20% over your desirable weight. Unfortunately, it is all too common in the developed world where our modern lifestyle tends to make us eat more and move less.

Fat: To most people, the term "obesity" means to be very overweight. Health professionals define "overweight" as an excess amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat, and water. "Obesity" specifically refers to an excess amount of body fat. Some people, such as bodybuilders or other athletes with a lot of muscle, can be overweight without being obese. 1

More information on medical condition: Obesity:

Fat (organ): The body's storage of long-term fuel in fat cells.
Fat (organ): See Fat (organ information).

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK

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