anti–obesity

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

Definition of anti–obesity

  1. 1 :  used to treat obesity anti-obesity drugs

  2. 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

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

Medical Definition of anti–obesity

  1. :  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 Approach, 2006


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