What are the characteristics of obesity when it comes to underwriting dialogue?
We are frequently reminded of the continuing obesity epidemic, which affects more than one third of adults in the United States. Obesity is commonly measured by the body mass index (BMI), which is weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Obesity is defined as a BMI of at least 30 kilograms per square meter. One is considered to be overweight if the BMI is at least 25 but less than 30.
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