from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being obese due to an excess of body fat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being obese; excessive body weight; incumbrance of flesh.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The condition or quality of being obese or corpulent; corpulency; polysarcia adiposa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. more than average fatness
Indeed, I have previously proposed that the rise in obesity is more closely related to the mental [...]
As with other chronic diseases, our challenge in obesity is not how to get patients to start treatment - the challenge is how to get patients to stick with the treatment forever.
However, Betty Sherry, the CDC obesity expert, told me that overweight was the terminology more accepted for childrenalthough thats being debatedto help avoid the stigma of the term obesity.
The term obesity was constructed by the medical community, Kwan says.
But Good feels remorse for his part in what he calls the obesity of the time.
I, of course, talked about how obesity is one of the root causes of most chronic diseases and that we are not about to see an end to the increase in obesity-related health costs, because we devote virtually no resources to actually treating obesity - health professionals have little training or incentives to deliver obesity treatments, prescription drugs for obesity are still not covered by most plans, availability of obesity surgery remains several orders of magnitude below the actual demand.
What's more, "obesity" is neither a bona fide medical diagnosis nor a dummy variable (e.g., the way that "diabetes" or "HIV+" are).
The men in this study (n = 17) understand the word obesity differently from the clinical definition; "obesity" was used as a description of those with fat in a central distribution, and understandings of the term commonly take into account fitness as well as weight.
The rise in obesity is associated with a rogue’s gallery of individual, social, and technological factors.
Gee, by that logic, the Federal Government ought to be banning the sale of sweet, salty or fatty treats and sweetened soft drinks to children, or at least banning the advertisement of such products, since childhood obesity is at an all-time high, leading to ever-increasing rates of Type-2 Diabetes.