anti-obesity

adjective an·ti-obe·si·ty \ ˌan-tē-ō-ˈbē-sə-tē , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of anti-obesity

1 :used to treat obesity
  • anti-obesity drugs
2 :designed or intended to prevent obesity or reduce the incidence of obesity
  • anti-obesity campaigns/programs

First Known Use of anti-obesity

1864


Medical Dictionary

anti-obesity

adjective an·ti-obe·si·ty \ -ō-ˈbē-sət-ē \

medical Definition of anti-obesity

:used to treat obesity :promoting the loss of excessive bodily fat
  • anti-obesity drugs may inhibit energy intake, inhibit fat absorption, enhance energy expenditure or stimulate fat mobilization.
  • —John Worobey, in Nutrition & Behavior: A Multidisciplinary Approach2006

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