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Descriptor English: Overweight
Descriptor Spanish: Sobrepeso
Descriptor sobrepeso
Scope note: Estado en el que el PESO CORPORAL es superior a los estándares. En la escala del ÍNDICE DE MASA CORPORAL, el sobrepeso se define como un IMC de 25,0-29,9 kg por m2. El sobrepeso puede o no deberse a aumento de la grasa corporal (TEJIDO ADIPOSO), por lo que sobrepeso no equivale a "exceso de grasa".
Descriptor Portuguese: Sobrepeso
Descriptor French: Surpoids
Tree number(s): C18.654.726.750
C23.888.144.699
G07.100.100.160.120.699
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050177
Scope note: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standards. 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".
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Obesity (1965-2005)
Public MeSH Note: 2006
History Note: 2006
DeCS ID: 50524
Unique ID: D050177
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2006/01/01
Date of Entry: 2005/06/30
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Overweight - Preferred
Concept UI M0473031
Scope note A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standards. 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".
Preferred term Overweight



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