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Obesity and overweight

Abstract: A body mass index of 30 distinguishes overweight from obesity.

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Obesity and overweight

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Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 08 Apr 2010.

What is the difference between overweight and obesity?
What is an obese person?

Answer:

To determine if you are obese or overweight you have to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI).

A body mass index between 18,5 and 25 is fine and considered to be a healthy condition.

Overweight is any BMI between 25 and 30

Obesity is considered for any BMI over 30.

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