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Document Summary
Title Obesity and Health
Description The effects of excess fat on health
Creation Date 01 July 2000
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Obesity is a term applied to people who are overweight and have excess body fat. It is one of the most common problems in the developed world. However, it is normal and desirable to have some reserves of fat in the body. In lean men about 16 per cent of body weight is fat at age 25, increasing to 24 per cent by age 65. In lean women, about 30 per cent of body weight is fat at age 25, increasing to about 36 per cent by age 651. This article investigates the health implications of exceeding these guidelines.
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