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Describing an average in which some values count for more than others. For example, if an index consisting of 10 stocks is weighted for price, this means that the average price of the stocks will move more when the stocks with higher price move. Most indices use weighted averages so "smaller" values do not affect the index inordinately. This helps correct for the fact that averages tend to be affected by extreme values. One of the most common ways of weighting an average is to weight for market capitalization.
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The pancreatic damage caused by cystic fibrosis impairs the absorption of nutrients and makes it difficult to maintain ideal body weight.
In more conventional terms, anybody more than 20 percent of their ideal body weight would be obese.
Researchers estimate that 25% of American youngsters are above an ideal body weight.
Palmer and colleagues studies 39 patients who weighed at least 11 percent above their ideal body weight and had evidence of liver problems.
YFWM is designed to give participants the tools necessary to achieve their ideal body weight and improve their overall health to kick off the New Year.
This involves restricting calories to a level specifically calculated for basic essential needs, and maintaining that level until the cat reaches its ideal body weight (IBW).
About 35 percent of respondents said they would trade a year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight or shape.
A CAT from Newcastle has been entered into a pet 'fit club' after vets said he was more than twice his ideal body weight.
All the adolescents in the study were severely overweight, weighing at least 175% of their ideal body weight.
The athletes were 85% of ideal body weight for their age.
These included a longer length of illness on admission, lower body weight on admission, and weight below 90%-95% of ideal body weight at discharge, she said in a poster presentation at the meeting.