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A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".

Year introduced: 2006

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Tree Number(s): C23.888.144.699, E01.370.600., G07.

MeSH Unique ID: D050177

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