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Abnormal amounts of fat on the body or abnormal growth of the adipose tissue due to enlargement of fat cell size or increase in fat cell number or combination of both. The term is usually not employed unless the individual is from 20 to 30% over average weight for his or her age sex and height. Obesity is often expressed in terms of body mass index(BMI). A BMI of 30 or more in males and 28.6 or more in females indicates obesity. Adiposity, corpulence and overweight are main symptoms of obesity.