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Obesity and related terms as defined by PubMed/MeSH

Obesity: "A status with body weight that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess fat in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background.
Body Mass Index (BMI). A BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese. A BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (Morbid Obesity)".

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Morbid Obesity: The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the Body Mass Index, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.

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Metabolic Syndrome (Metabolic Syndrome X): A cluster of metabolic risk factors for Cardivascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The major components of metabolic syndrome X include excess abdominal fat; atherogenic dyslipidemia; Hypertension; Hyperglycemia; Insulin Resistance; a proinflammatory state; and a prothrombotic (Thrombosis) state.

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Gastric Balloon: An inflatable device implanted in the stomach as an adjunct to therapy of morbid obesity.

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Lipectomy: Removal of localized subcutaneous fat deposits by suction curettage or blunt cannulation in the cosmetic correction of obesity and other esthetic contour defects.

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Bariatric Surgery: Surgical procedures aimed at producing major weight reduction in patients with Morbid Obesity.

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Body Mass Index (BMI): An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of body weight to body height. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (adipose tissue). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese).

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(From National Institutes of Health)