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    Obesity defined as 25% body fat in men, 35% body fat in women according to WHO


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    Friday, March 07, 2008 9:04 am Email this article
    Obesity is defined as excess body fat. According to the World Health Organization, a man is obese if he has 25 percent body fat or more, and a woman is considered obese if she has 35 percent body fat or more. REFERENCE

    Romero-Corral A, Somers V, Sierra-Johnson J, Thomas R, Collazo-Clavell ML, Korinek J, Allison T, Batsis J, Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Lopez-Jimenez F. Accuracy of body mass index in diagnosing obesity in the adult general population. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Feb 19.

    AUTHOR’S CORRESPONDENCE

    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Rochester, MN, USA

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