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"Overweight" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Overweight" by people in this website by year, and whether "Overweight" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 78 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2012 and 2016
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