You don’t have to be diagnosed as obese to be at risk of dying from illnesses related to excess weight, a global study suggests.
Of the 4 million deaths attributed to being overweight in 2015, nearly 40% were not considered clinically obese.
The study found more than 2 billion children and adults suffered from health problems linked to being overweight.
These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
But an increasing percentage had a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30, the threshold for obesity.