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Obesity is the condition of having too much total body fat. Being overweight or obese means that your weight is greater than what is considered healthy for your body size. Obesity is determined by a measurement called BMI (body mass index). BMI is an estimate of body fat and is calculated from height and weight. For adults, a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
The main sign of this condition is having too much body fat.
You may have other tests to check for underlying conditions.
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This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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