Introduction: Overweight


Overweight: Overweight with a BMI below 30 (see also obesity).

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. 1

Misdiagnosis and Overweight: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Overweight, failure to diagnose Overweight, underlying causes of Overweight (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

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1. excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK

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