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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Overweight and Obesity?

Weight gain usually happens over time. Most people know when they've gained weight. Some of the signs of overweight or obesity include:

  • Clothes feeling tight and needing a larger size.
  • The scale showing that you've gained weight.
  • Having extra fat around the waist.
  • A higher than normal body mass index and waist circumference. (For more information, go to "How Are Overweight and Obesity Diagnosed?")
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Updated: July 13, 2012