obesogenic

adjective obe·so·gen·ic \ ə-ˌbē-sə-ˈje-nik \

Definition of obesogenic

: promoting excessive weight gain : producing obesity
  • an obesogenic environment

Origin and Etymology of obesogenic

obese + -o- + -genic


Medical Dictionary

obesogenic

adjective obe·so·gen·ic \ ə-ˌbē-sə-ˈje-nik, ō- \

medical Definition of obesogenic

: promoting excessive weight gain : producing obesity
  • Ironically, the US's obesogenic environment is one that societies through the ages have dreamed of: tasty cheap food in abundance, and barely a lick of hard work to be done.
  • —Alison MotlukNew Scientist5 Nov. 2004

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