Why is it important to know that obesity and overweight are not the same?

Although they are words that one might think mean the same thing, they are not.

Broadly speaking, obesity is the consequence of the body having developed the capacity to accumulate energy in the form of fatty tissue well above its daily requirements, while overweight is a term that indicates that a person has more weight (as evidenced on the scale) than the advisable for their age and physical build.

Por ello, podemos decir que el sobrepeso se puede demostrar en una balanza, mientras que la obesidad es una condición que debe ser tratada y supervisada por un profesional médico.

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