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Mesh term Obesity

Browse to parent terms:
Overnutrition
Overweight

Description

A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).


Browse to child terms:
Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Obesity, Abdominal
Obesity, Metabolically Benign
Obesity, Morbid
Pediatric Obesity
Prader-Willi Syndrome


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