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The term overweight is generally used to indicate that a human (or other mammal) has more body fat than is typical or required for the normal functioning of the body.

A healthy body normally requires some percentage of body fat, which is known as essential fat (approximately 12-15% for women and 3-6% for men).

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Overweight", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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