obesity obesity  /oʊ ˈbi sə ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) more than average fatness

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The steep decades-long rise in child obesity appears to have peaked, according to a new study.
  2. But obesitydefined as a BMI of 30 or greateris no more a disease than is cigarette smoking or sedentary living.
  3. Most recently he has covered obesity, fetal development, mental health, women and heart disease, as well as meditation, mental health, diabetes and diet.

News

  1. Obesity While Pregnant Could Mean Premature Delivery

    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy have an increased risk of preterm delivery, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association . "Maternal overweight and obesity has, due to the high prevalence and associated risks, replaced smoking as the most important preventable risk factor for adverse pregnancy ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Obesity increases the risk of preterm delivery

    ( Karolinska Institutet ) The risk of preterm delivery increases with maternal overweight and obesity, according to a new Swedish study published in Journal of the American Medical Association.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Obesity ads feature digitally fattened child

    Everyone knows that obesity is a problem in America, thanks in large part to the Public Service Announcements plastered around cities and televisions. read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com

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Quotes

  1. "Where Oklahoma City has succeeded is on the awareness side," said Cornett, who signed the pledge for his city to join the "Let's Move Cities and Towns" effort. "What we've seen here is a community that's finally talking about obesity....
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Mick Cornett Source: Washington Post

  2. "We now have data that conclusively shows kids are seeing an overwhelming number of ads for unhealthy food on all types of TV shows," Harkin said. "The 'childhood obesity epidemic' isn't just a catch phrase. It's a real public health crisis."
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Tom Harkin Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "This suggests that as we work to develop better means of combating obesity, including using these discoveries as the first step in developing new drugs, we need to focus on the regulation of appetite at least as much as on the metabolic factors of...
    on Dec 14, 2008 By: Kari Stefansson Source: Reuters UK

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