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Is there a difference between being fat and obese?

Is there a difference between being fat and obese?

Overweight & Obese: These are the terms currently used. Obesity occurs when someone is more than overweight. Bmi and waist circumference percentiles help to distinguish between the two terms in children and adolescents. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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What is the difference between overweight and obese ?

What is the difference between overweight and obese ?

BMI body mass: a body mass index of 25-29.9 is considered overweight, while a body mass index of 30 or higher is considered obese. Obese carries higher risk of heart disease and stroke than does being overweight. In both cases, an attempt should be made to attain a normal weight for height through improved eating habits and activity ...Read more

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What is the difference between overweight and obese ?

What is the difference between overweight and obese ?

A matter of degree: Obese = very overweight. Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi between 25 and 30 is overweight. Bmi greater than 30 is obesity. With a lot of muscle this may not be accurate waist to height ratio can also be used. Greater than 0.5 means obesity. Slightly overweight (likebmi 26) is not necessarily unhealthy. But obesity markedly increases such health risks as diabetes and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the difference between being overweight and being obese?

What is the difference between being overweight and being obese?

Obese: even heavier: The categories normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at one's weight in comparison to his height. Tall people are allowed to weigh more than short people are. Bmi calculators are available at the doctor's office and also on the internet. An adult with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 is normal, 25-29.9 is overweight, and 30 or more is obese. ...Read more

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What is the difference in medical risks, between overweight and obese?

What is the difference in medical risks, between overweight and obese?

A lot!: The classifications for overweight and obese that are currently in use are based on the body mass index measurement (bmi). Studies have clearly demonstrated morbidity and mortality risks at both underweight and overweight measurements, compared to 'ideal' bmi. However, the level at which optimum risk reduction is seen is not clear, with some showing overweight as best. At obese it is increased. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between being overweight and obese?

I want to know what is the difference between being overweight and obese?

Calculate BMI: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared (in metric units). Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is generally regarded as a bmi of 30 or higher. This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

BMI is key: Overweight is a bmi over 25. (about 20-25 pounds overweight). Obesity is a bmi from 30-35. This is roughly 30-60 pounds overweight. Morbid obesity is a bmi over 35 (roughly 70 or more pounds overweight). ...Read more

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Difference of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in obesity?

Difference of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in obesity?

Bad for both: Obesity can adversely affect diabetes control for both type 1 and type 2. In general, type 2 patients are more obese because of Insulin resistance. For both group, exercise/diet control remains key in controlling diabetes. ...Read more

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M south Indian.Is it the fat storing location or difference in gender that makes a big round fat belly more common in obese male than obese women here?

Possible but: more often related to diet ( high carbohydrates ) lack of activity and regular exercises . So change your habits eat healthy diet less carbohydrates ( rice ) be more active and go to gym regularly , pot belly will disappear ...Read more