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Overweight

"Overweight" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Overweight" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Overweight" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1039 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 115 publications in 2013 and 2016
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