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- n. obesity; the state of being fat
- n. the fat in fatty tissue
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fatness; adiposis.
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- n. having the property of containing fat
But starting at age four to six years, that number of cells begins to increase docs call it adiposity rebound, and the cells accumulated during this period will forever want to be fed.
They found that when the children became overweight having a body mass index, or BMI, at or above the 85th percentile, the amount of fat under their skin and surrounding their major organs, known as adiposity, harmed their health.
OBESITY–Also called adiposity, this is a state of malnutrition in which the accumulation of body fat is so excessive that it negatively impacts a person’s health.
However, only one of the "adiposity" (relating to fat) measurements that the researchers looked at was significant, which suggests that the findings should be treated cautiously.
1 Conversely, mounting evidence suggests that excess fat (what scientists call "adiposity") is associated with accelerated aging.
Total body fat was unchanged but there was a marginal (1.1%) reduction in abdominal adiposity with capsaicin.
Consistent with these findings, in the high-fat fed mice, over 12 weeks, curcumin did not affect food intake but reduced body weight gain, adiposity, and microvessel density in adipose tissue.
"Ethnic variation in adiponectin and leptin levels and their association with adiposity and insulin resistance."
Of 13 genetic variants tested, TRPV1 Val585Ile and UCP2 -866 G/A correlated significantly with change in abdominal adiposity.
This was despite lack of difference in BMI or other measures of adiposity or body composition.
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