human body


Question by  Pixy (18)

What is the definition of obesity?

What is the different between obese and chubby?


Answer by  newarkdanny (459)

Chubby is just a general term, obesity is a medical term. Obesity is when someone has surpassed the recommended average weight for there height and age.


Answer by  Valentine62 (2131)

Obesity is when you are excessively overweight, more than 25 per cent over your ideal weight. Chubby is when you are pleasingly plump or have a rounded shape.


Answer by  hellopiper (324)

The definitions of overweight and obese are determined by a combination of height and weight. 20-40% over healthy body weight is considered obese.


Answer by  KLC123 (6)

If one is chubby, one may be visibly overweight, but not have a BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeding 30--the marker of obesity. Obesity is considered far more unhealthy and dangerous.


Answer by  weightlifter23 (87)

The definition of obesity is to have an excess amount of fat. Doctors often refer to patients as overweight, mildly obese or obese. Chubby is often not as severe as the term obese (and not as scientific).

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