Children's Health and Wellness

Are You Overweight?

If you're not sure whether you are overweight, don't go solely by what the scale says. An adult is considered overweight when he or she has a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An adult with a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. BMI is a standard that takes into account your height as well as your weight.

Print Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Online Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionhttp://www.cdc.gov/
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 3/26/2005
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