Definition of obesity
: a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body Obesity affects not just appearance, but disease processes as well. — Malorye Allison
Examples of obesity in a Sentence
obesity has been linked to a number of health risks, such as heart disease
Recent Examples of obesity from the Web
The ZIP code that includes Thomas Jefferson Middle School has the third-highest obesity rate in Lake County at 32.3 percent and the third lowest median household income at just over $41,000, according to a 2015 Lake County Health Department report.
The changes have brought a sharp rise in obesity, along with lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, even as India still has some of the world’s worst levels of malnourishment and stunted childhood growth due to a paucity of food.
Traces of methamphetamine, which the coroner's report said can be used to treat attention deficit disorder and obesity, were found in her blood.
There are many health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, cognitive decline and osteoporosis that can affect hearing loss.
A huge increase in obesity and diabetes, not only in adults but also in children.
Given that dietary fiber is known to help prevent obesity and reduce inflammation, both of which are associated with arthritis, Dai's team looked at diet and arthritis risk over time in two study groups.
Well, keep in mind that insufficient sleep is associated with a whole host of issues including raising the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity, as well as a reduction in memory, attention and processing abilities.
Diets high in sugar have been linked with higher risks of heart disease, diabetes and obesity, according to a 2014 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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First Known Use of obesity
Medical Definition of obesity
: a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body and that in an adult is typically indicated by a body mass index of 30 or greater
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