A condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans, exceeds healthy limits. It is commonly defined as a body mass index of 30 kg m-2 or higher. BMI of 25–29 is overweight, BMI of 30–39 is obese, BMI > 40 is morbidly obese.


Public Health Body Mass Index Social Policy Fatty Tissue Energy Reserve 
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