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.
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
More information on medical condition: Obesity:
- Introduction: Obesity
- Basic Summary for Obesity
- Causes of Obesity
- Risk Factors for Obesity
- Diagnostic Tests for Obesity
- Misdiagnosis of Obesity
- Treatments for Obesity
Fat (organ): See Fat (organ information).
More information on organs: Fat:
1. excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK
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