Overweight refers to increased body weight in relation to height, when compared to some standard of acceptable or desirable weight.
NOTE: Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat. It may also be due to an increase in lean muscle. For example, professional athletes or military personnel may be very lean and muscular, with very little body fat, yet they may weigh more than others of the same height. Such individuals may fall into the "overweight" category on the BMI chart even though they do not have excess body fat.
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