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How is obesity defined?

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The term "obese" refers to someone with a BMI of 30 or higher, who is carrying a large amount of excess body fat. Too much body fat may cause or worsen health problems, including type 2 diabetes.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 26, 2016
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 26, 2016

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