Now I'm confused The website you sent a link to does list examples of "overweight" used as a noun, for example this sentence from a medical journal:Then we have the absolute adjective that operates as a noun: "The overweight are prone to heart attacks and joint problems."
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Yes, that is why I posted the link.The website you sent a link to does list examples of "overweight" used as a noun,
Can you "suffer from overweight"? "Suffer from being overweight" sounds more natural to me. Surprisingly, the Oxford Learner's Dictionary does not even list overweight as a noun, whereas the Forums dictionary does.
I don't think that anyone is suggesting that it isn't - more that the use "65% of patients with BED suffer from overweight or obesity" isit is possible to suffer from overweight.
Either [...] medical jargon or [...] a mistake.
- extra or excess weight above what law or regulation allows, as of baggage or freight:The overweight will cost us $12.
- weight in excess of that considered normal, proper, healthful, etc.:Overweight in a child should not be neglected.
It was new to me (both as AE and BE speaker). The example does sound health-related, but is not an everyday term for me - but I don't have children.I read that one too, JS, but is this ordinary AmE? It would not be said like that in BrE, except possibly as medical jargon, which I know nothing about.