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What is the difference between being overweight and being obese?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics

In brief: BMI

A bmi of 25-29 is overweight. A bmi of 30-39 is obese. A bmi of greater than 40 (or greater than 35 if you have medical problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc) is considered morbidly obese.

In brief: BMI

A bmi of 25-29 is overweight. A bmi of 30-39 is obese. A bmi of greater than 40 (or greater than 35 if you have medical problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc) is considered morbidly obese.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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