Morbidly Obese definition

A condition of having an excess accumulation of body fat, to the point that it severely interferes with your health and every day living.

This condition is typically measured or determined by your Body Mass Index (BMI) or percent body fat. A BMI of 40 or more is considered morbidly obese. Men with more than 35% body fat and women with more than 40% body fat are considered to be morbidly obese.

Related terms: obese, overweight

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