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How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

Depends on height: The categories normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at a person's weight in comparison to his height. Tall people are allowed to weigh more than short people are. Bmi calculators are available at a 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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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Not likely: Not likely. Trips are so rare that being 60 pounds overweight is not going to make it significantly any more likely to have triplets or quads. ...Read more

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My blood work shows MPV of 11.9 H (7.4-10.4 is the normal range) I'm 51 Female Vegan that is overweight (obese) 5'7 200 pounds?

My blood work shows MPV of 11.9 H (7.4-10.4 is the normal range) I'm 51 Female Vegan that is overweight (obese) 5'7 200 pounds?

Repeat & lose weight: MPV is the mean platelet volume, which is an indicator of larger, more reactive platelets resulting from increased platelet turnover. Compared to low MPV patients, patients with high MPV tend to have higher hemoglobin A1C (a marker of diabetes control) and are at higher risk for cardiovascular complications and mortality. ...Read more

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Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins"  can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Obesity impairs: Obesity can impair fertility, making it hard to conceive. Losing weight can be a potent benefit for having a baby. The risk of twins is not necessarily increased with obesity. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do overweight and obese differ?

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 causes someone to go from overweight to obese?

What causes someone to go from overweight to obese?

About 30 lb over: Obesity is a bmi over 30. For most, that is about 30 lb over ideal weight. If you are 5 ft 5 in, your ideal weight us 150lb. So, if you weigh over 180, you would fall into the "obese" category. Of course, you can check a bmi calculator for your specific height and weights: http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/. ...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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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