The state of being overweight. Interestingly, this definition seems to change so often that providing a definition is silly. It used to be that obesity was defined as being a certain percentage above the “normal” weight for a specific age and height. According to that definition, a person who was 20% above the average weight for a specific height and age was considered obese. However, in more recent years, obesity has been defined by specific weight ranges for people within a specific age and height. (Since the specific ranges seem to change regularly, I do not include them here.)

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