Monday, April 7, 2014

Mortality risks of being overweight or obese are underestimated | Science Daily

Many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States, new research indicates.

Normal weight is indicated by a BMI of 18.5-24.9 kg/m2, overweight is indicated by a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2, obese class 1 is a BMI of 30.0-34.9 kg/m2 and obese class 2 is a BMI of 35.0 kg/m2 and above.

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