obesity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n obesity more than average fatness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity
    • n obesity The state or quality of being obese; excessive body weight; incumbrance of flesh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the US, about 127 million adults are overweight or obese; worldwide, 750 million are overweight and 300 million more are obese. In the US, 15% of children in elementary school are overweight; 20% are worldwide.
    • obesity The condition or quality of being obese or corpulent; corpulency; polysarcia adiposa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The number of times a drowning person will rise to the surface depends on how much air is in his lungs. He could rise once, twice, or five times. Or not at all. Obese people will stay afloat longer than skinny people because fat contains air molecules.
    • ns Obesity fatness: abnormal fatness
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Quotations

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    “Obesity is a condition which proves that the Lord does not help those who help themselves and help themselves and help themselves.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. obesitas,: cf. F. obésité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. obesusob, up, edĕre, esum, to eat.

Usage

In literature:

Nobody is too old or too obese to dance.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
In that cloistered garden grew the obese roses of the far West, that fairly burst upon their stem.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
As between dyspepsia and obesity, there are few, I fancy, who would not prefer the latter.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
Neither dark nor fair, he was a tall man, verging towards obesity, and the fulness of his figure did not suit his thin, rather handsome face.
"Leonora" by Arnold Bennett
The obese boy sat in Leh Shin's shop, fiddling sometimes with his ears and sometimes with the soles of his bare feet.
"The Pointing Man" by Marjorie Douie
For instance, in a new cure for obesity if properly worked.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
He gazed at Lablache, that obese mountain of blubber, and tried to think of the beautiful, wild Jacky as the money-lender's wife.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
Behind this wicket sat the portress, a venerable nun, whom age and obesity had consigned to this sedentary occupation.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
I am never sure whether it is that or obesity.
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
He glided from room to room like some obese ghost.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
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In poetry:

Piety and conformity to them that like!
Peace, obesity, allegiance, to them that like!
I am he who tauntingly compels men, women, nations,
Crying, Leap from your seats, and contend for your lives!
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman

In news:

How pollutants may be exacerbating the obesity crisis.
Jules Hirsch, a research physician at Rockefeller University, had gotten curious about weight loss in the obese.
Everyone knows we have a nation wide obesity problem.
In fact, sugar may play a larger role than dietary fat in causing obesity and high cholesterol.
While war is being waged on childhood obesity, many have been preaching diets, exercise, fitness training and etc.
Research pigs at VA Tech help battle obesity.
Today's Lab Rats of Obesity: Furry Couch Potatoes.
Experts discuss the roots of the obesity crisis, offer practical solutions to staunch the epidemic and assess the new low-carb revolution.
Woman admits Fen -Phen fraud in Pa. An Arizona woman has admitted she tried to defraud a pharmaceutical company by filing multiple claims for damages over use of the anti-obesity drug Fen -Phen.
Pet owners fight back against animal obesity.
An estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the US are overweight or obese.
UK pet owners fight back against animal obesity.
Obesity is one of the biggest potential killers in Northern Ireland.
Flame Retardant Causes Obesity, Early Puberty, Heart Problems.
Premature deaths and obesity in the world are due, in part, to other countries adopting the sedentary lifestyle of Americans.
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In science:

Turnbaugh P, Hamady M, Yatsunenko T, Cantarel B, Duncan A, Ley R, Sogin M, Jones W, Roe B, Affourtit J, et al.: A core gut microbiome in obese and lean twins.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree
Does obesity shorten life? The importance of well defined interventions to answer causal questions.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
Another claim by the experts was that most of the mentally retarded children were obese and this also we are not in a position to give any reason only medical experts can substantiate this claim.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Colne P, Frelut ML, Peres G, Thoumie P (2008) Postural control in obese adolescents assessed by limits of stability and gait initiation.
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
Hansen, et al., 2008 Genotypephenotype associations in obesity dependent on definition of the obesity phenotype.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
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