obesity

a condition in which a greater than normal amount of fat is in the body; more severe than overweight; having a body mass index of 30 or more.
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Obesity

Obesity contributes to the cause of some cancers. 'Obese' means more than about 25% overweight. It is measured by comparing your weight with your height. There is information in the Healthy Eating section on how to work out your ideal weight.
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Obesity

a condition in which there is an excess of body fat; used to describe those who weigh at least 20 percent more than the maximum amount considered normal for their age, sex, and height
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Obesity

Obesity is when a person has an abnormally high amount of body fat.
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Obesity

An excessive accumulation of fat in the body.
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Obesity

Our Obesity Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Obesity Obesity: The state of being well above one's normal weight. A person has traditionally been considered to be obese if they are more than 20 percent over their ideal weight. That ideal weight must take into account the person's height, age, sex, and buil...
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Obesity

O·bes'i·ty noun [ Latin obesitas : confer French obésité .] The state or quality of being obese; incumbrance of flesh.
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obesity

<clinical sign> An increase in body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirement, as the result of an excessive accumulation of fat in the body. ... Origin: L. Obesus = fat ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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obesity

(o-bēs´ĭ-te) excessive accumulation of fat in the body; increase in weight beyond that considered desirable with regard to age, height, and bone structure. One common standard considers obesity as existing when the body mass index is 30 kg/m2 or more. Called also adiposity, adiposis, and corpulency. adj., obes...
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Obesity

• (n.) The state or quality of being obese; incumbrance of flesh.
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obesity

excessive accumulation of body fat, usually caused by the consumption of more calories than the body can use. The excess calories are then stored as ... [15 related articles]
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obesity

(L. obesus fat) an increase in body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirement, as the result of an excessive accumulation of fat in the body.
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obesity

obesity 1. An increase in body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirements, as the result of an excessive accumulation of fat in the body. 2. The term is usually not employed unless the individual is from 20% to 30% over average weight for his/her age; sex, and height. 3. Also called: adiposity, adiposis, corpulency, and pime...
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Obesity

the condition of having more weight than is best. What is best is less easy to determine. At a gross level, insurance company records can define obesity, or increased understanding of optimum levels of fat can define them. Fashion is the least sensible source of a standard for the proper level of fat in a person.
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obesity

obesity, condition resulting from excessive storage of fat in the body. Obesity has been defined as a weight more than 20% above what is considered normal according to standard age, height, and weight tables, or by a complex formula known as the body mass index. It has been estimated that 30% to 35%...
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Obesity

Obesity is the condition when a person has 20 percent or more extra body fat for their age, height, sex, and bone structure. Fat works against the action of insulin and extra body fat is thought to be a risk factor for diabetes.
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obesity

Type: Term Pronunciation: ō-bē′si-tē Definitions: 1. An excess of subcutaneous fat in proportion to lean body mass. Excess fat accumulation is associated with increase in the size (hypertrophy) as well as the number (hyperplasia) of adipose tissue cells. Obesity is variously defined in terms of absolute weight, weight:height ra...
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obesity

Condition of being significantly and unhealthily overweight. The body mass index (BMI) is commonly used to define obesity. People with a BMI between 25 and 30 are described as overweight, while those with a BMI over 30 count as obese. Obesity increases susceptibility to disease, strains the vital organs, and reduces life expectancy; it is usual...
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Obesity

The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.
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obesity

A body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or a body weight that is 20% or more than what is ideal for a person's height and body type.
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Obesity

The state of being well above one's normal weight. Current definitions of obesity refer to a BMI over 30.
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Obesity

An increasing number of cats in the UK are overweight. Overfeeding and lack of exercise are the principle causes. Encouraging the cat to play, feeding portion controlled meals and cutting out food treats (including milk) will help most cats lose weight. Weight loss should be gradual and very overweight cats will benefit from veterinary supervision ...
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Obesity

(oh-BEE-si-tee) Having a high amount of body fat. A person is considered obese if he or she has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater.
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Obesity

The state of being well above one's normal weight. Current definitions of obesity refer to a BMI over 30.
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obesity

A condition marked by an abnormally high, unhealthy amount of body fat.
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