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Underweight

Usually refers to recommendation that leads an investor to reduce their investment in a particular security or asset class. The reduction is usually with respect to a benchmark. Suppose that U.S. equities compose 40% of the benchmark portfolio. If one thinks the U.S. will underperform, the investor may reduce the exposure to U.S. equity to less than 40%.

Underweight

1. Describing a portfolio or fund with too little exposure to an industry, sector, or something else. See also: Overweight.

2. See: Underperform.
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The researchers launched the study to better understand the risk facing underweight pediatric patients.
The 28-day mortality was 4% overall and highest in the underweight patients at 6%, compared with healthy (3%), overweight (2%), and obese patients (2%) (P less than .0001).
Multivariable regression analysis, adjusting for age, gender, and surgery type, demonstrated that underweight and morbidly obese patients had poor outcomes (Tables 1 and 2).
Nationally, 17,594 full-term babies were born underweight in 2016, or one in every 36 live births - a figure that has been gradually dropping over the last decade.
Many health hazards are known to be related with obesity such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cancer and even death.9 Similarly, underweight is also identified to be associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality10 so it is important to study the behaviours of people leading to abnormal body mass index.
Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Jan 19 ( ANI ): Raising concern on the health conditions of children in the state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday asked the officials to ensure that the underweight, anemic and malnourished children get healthy within a year.
And underweight women who lost 20lb or more on at least three occasions between the ages of 18 and 30 doubled their chances of ending reproductive life prematurely, the study found.
If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022, according to a new study led by Imperial College London and WHO on World Obesity Day (October 11).
By SARAH HODGSON Daily Post Reporter sarah.hodgson@trinitymirror.com A MAN and woman from Wrexham whose dog had "horrendous" skin problems and was "worryingly" underweight have been banned from keeping animals for life.
Another bull terrier named King was found to be underweight, while a third dog, a German shepherd called Sasha, was underweight and suffering from an untreated skin condition causing loss of fur.
[4] Under five children require relatively higher nutritional requirements for their body weight compared to older children and adults which makes them vulnerable for underweight. Underweight is defined as percentage of under-5 children who are below minus two standard deviations from median weight-for-age of the WHO child growth standards.