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Overweight Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • the property of excessive fatness
  • usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • the property of excessive fatness

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Overweight Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Overweight is the condition of a person when they have more fat in their body than what is thought as to be normal for their height.

To find out if a person is overweight, you can calculate their body mass index. People with a BMI of 25 or more are said to be overweight. Anything above 30 is said to be obese (very overweight). Overweight used to be a BMI of 27 or more. In 1998 this changed.

Being overweight is associated with health problems such as Type 2 Diabetes.

Doctors often tell overweight people that losing weight would be good for their health. People usually try to lose weight by eating less. This is called 'dieting'. They may exercise too. Dieting is ineffective. 41% of dieters weigh more four to five years after the end of the diet than before it began.

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* Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. - Dave Barry

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Overweight Sample Sentences in News

  • Mother's gestational diabetes linked to daughters being overweight later
    ( Kaiser Permanente ) Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published today in Diabetes Care.Based on long-term research that included a multi-ethnic cohort of 421 girls and their mothers (all members of Kaiser Permanente N Read more on this news related to 'Overweight'
  • Overweight women lose in the labor market, study finds
    Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs, less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public, and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new study. Read more on this news related to 'Overweight'
  • Overweight Women Tend To Earn Less Pay: Study
    A new study shows obese females tend to occupy lower-paying, more-strenuous jobs when compared to average-sized women and men in the workforce. Read more on this news related to 'Overweight'

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