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What is the difference between overweight and obese ?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Body Mass Index

Calculating the body mass index (bmi) is the most common way people distinguish "overweight" from "obese".
Using a bmi chart values 18.5 - 24.9 are considered "ideal"; values 25 - 30 are considered "overweight"; values over 30 are considered "obese".

In brief: Body Mass Index

Calculating the body mass index (bmi) is the most common way people distinguish "overweight" from "obese".
Using a bmi chart values 18.5 - 24.9 are considered "ideal"; values 25 - 30 are considered "overweight"; values over 30 are considered "obese".
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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Dr. Vythi Alagappan
Before the advent of the EMR Internists never took the time to define and classify obesity. Besides now Obesity is approved to deserve as a disease entity by itself. When we enter in the patient's height and weight, the computer automatically calculates the BMI. The above information is correct. The ideal BMI is between 20-25. 26-30 is overweight 30-35 Class 1 36-40 Class 2 and above 40 is Class3
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