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What is the difference between overweight and obese ?

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Dr. John Powelson
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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