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overweight 

Michaelangelo's David after a year in the States image from New Medical Terms

Michaelangelo’s David. Florence

BARIATRIC MEDICINE 

adjective Referring to a condition defined as ≥ 75th percentile of body-mass index [weight in kg/(height in m)]2, or a BMI between 25 and 30.

Overweight adults are at increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, arthritis, degenerative joint disease, vascular disease, diabetes, gallbladder disease, gout, hypertension, colorectal and other cancers (image, David resculpted after a one-year sabbatical in the USA). 

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