Sentence Examples


  • A woman who is considered obese may have her doctor recommend she gain only 10 pounds, while a woman who is underweight when she conceives may be encouraged to aim for a weight gain of 45 to 50 pounds.
  • The human body, when taxed by extra weight (or too little weight; many severely underweight women do not even menstruate), does not get pregnant as easily.
  • Because nutrients are only poorly digested and absorbed, the person with CF is often ravenously hungry, underweight, and shorter than expected for his age.
  • Underweight, malnourished teenagers (such as those with an eating disorder) have an increased risk of osteoporosis and may not have menstrual periods.
  • Knowing your BMI is important as it can tell you if you're overweight or underweight and if you're potentially at risk for certain health conditions.