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adjective as in heavier than average

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Stuart ended up with an overweight truck the same way most other Tacoma owners do.

As patients become overweight, their bodies start losing the ability to regulate the insulin hormone properly, which in turn affects how the body absorbs and uses glucose.

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While nearly 24 percent of adults in the District are considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half the city’s residents are considered at least overweight.

In addition, the boundaries some health officials draw between what is “normal” and what is “overweight” have changed over time.

“Obesity was ignored for the longest time and overweight was completely ignored,” said Barry Popkin, an obesity researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Especially in the U.S., where fast food restaurants are abundant and two-thirds of people are overweight or obese.

“The first version looked exactly like Rand, but he was about 50 pounds overweight,” Stinnett laughed.

I would have put him in the film even if he stayed overweight.

But I absolutely hate talking to patients about being overweight.

When students are overweight or obese, well-balanced meals are especially important.

In this particular case you forget that you asked the Question whether your letters were not overweight.

While it is dangerous to be under weight in the early years of life, it is at least as dangerous to be overweight in middle life.

You can count on the fingers of one hand all the really overweight ones you ever knew.

They are usually overweight, and there is need to reduce the amount they eat.

If he is not distinctly overweight this will do harm rather than good.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overweight, such as: corpulent, obese, pudgy, fat, heavy, and outsize.

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