Definitions

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  • n. Gluttony, the act of eating to excess (either to discomfort or more than required for proper health).
  • v. Present participle of overeat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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Examples

  • Obviously, whether or not the overeating is a result of peer pressure, hunger (meal skipping), depression, binge-eating, olanzapine, sugar-addiction, MC-4 receptor defect, or a craniopharyngeoma may well influence the choice of treatments.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Obesity is a Sign, Overeating is a Symptom

  • According to the World Health Organization, overeating is "the fastest growing form of malnourishment" in the world.

    The War on Fat

  • After several days of feeding the cats separately, I have concluded pretty conclusively that Lucy is not interested in overeating for food's sake.

    on cats & pirates

  • Others, like Wansink, say the danger lies in overeating.

    You can have comfort food, with a caveat

  • LOSING WEIGHTIt's All in the Snacks Most people see losing weight as a 24/7 battle against fat, calories and overeating -- in other words, a battle they're sure to lose.

    Health Notes

  • Bill knew his overeating was a direct result of the stress from losing his mom.

    Fat is Not Your Fate

  • Maslenitsa, known as the overeating holiday, is the wildest, merriest celebration of the year.

    Celebration Breads

  • "It appears that even short-term overeating leads to insulin resistance in the fat cells, and is more likely to lead to obesity.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • And today we present a paper on an interesting piece of this puzzle, one that Sci has had a good deal of interest in: the idea of overeating as an addiction-like phenomenon.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • But once people en masse buy into the notion that their overeating is a mental illness, a disorder, they will shift to disease mentality.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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