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Obese definition

A condition of having an excess accumulation of body fat and typically measured or determined by your body mass index (BMI) or percent body fat.

A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. Men with 25% or more body fat and women with 32% or more body fat are considered to be obese.

Related terms: morbidly obese, overweight

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