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corpulent, obese, weighty, rotundadjective
"a weighty man"
Extremely overweight, especially: weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women) over their ideal weight determined by height and build; or, having a body mass index over 30 kg/m2.
Etymology: obesus, derived from obedere, from ob + edere
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Fat; loaden with flesh.
Etymology: obesus, Latin.
Obesity is a medical condition, sometimes considered a disease, in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that it may negatively affect health. People are classified as obese when their body mass index (BMI)—a person's weight divided by the square of the person's height—is over 30 kg/m2; the range 25–30 kg/m2 is defined as overweight. Some East Asian countries use lower values to calculate obesity. Obesity is a major cause of disability and is correlated with various diseases and conditions, particularly cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.Obesity has individual, socioeconomic, and environmental causes. Some known causes are diet, physical activity, automation, urbanization, genetic susceptibility, medications, mental disorders, economic policies, endocrine disorders, and exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.While a majority of obese individuals at any given time are attempting to lose weight and are often successful, maintaining weight loss long term is rare. There is no effective, well-defined, evidence-based intervention for preventing obesity. Obesity prevention requires a complex approach, including interventions at societal, community, family, and individual levels. Changes to diet and exercising are the main treatments recommended by health professionals. Diet quality can be improved by reducing the consumption of energy-dense foods, such as those high in fat or sugars, and by increasing the intake of dietary fiber, if these dietary choices are available, affordable, and accessible. Medications can be used, along with a suitable diet, to reduce appetite or decrease fat absorption. If diet, exercise, and medication are not effective, a gastric balloon or surgery may be performed to reduce stomach volume or length of the intestines, leading to feeling full earlier, or a reduced ability to absorb nutrients from food.Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing rates in adults and children. In 2015, 600 million adults (12%) and 100 million children were obese in 195 countries. Obesity is more common in women than in men. Today, obesity is stigmatized in most of the world. Conversely, some cultures, past and present, have a favorable view of obesity, seeing it as a symbol of wealth and fertility. Nevertheless, in 2013, several medical societies, including the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association, classified obesity as a disease.
excessively corpulent; fat; fleshy
Etymology: [L. obesus eaten away, lean; also, that has eaten itself fat, fat, stout, p. p. of obedere to devour; ob (see Ob-) + edere to eat. See Eat.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-bēs′, adj. fat: fleshy.—ns. Obese′ness, Obes′ity, fatness: abnormal fatness. [L. obesus—ob, up, edĕre, esum, to eat.]
The numerical value of obese in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of obese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of obese in a Sentence
The main takeaway is that the design of the incentive is critical to its success, our study can help them [wellness programs] to design these incentives in a way that can be more effective and engage employees that have more to benefit, especially those that are obese, and to take into account that simple changes in the way we frame incentives can have a dramatic outcome in how we influence adults to change their behavior.
In obese people, it appears that the intestinal tract fails to make enough NAPE in response to a meal, so there is a weaker signal to the brain that enough food has been eaten.
The results from the present study are unlikely to be fully reflective of what may occur in persons who are older, overweight or obese, or have other potent risk factors for diabetes.
Cases can be tough, one obese woman needed eight people to carry her to our ambulance. And a man with Alzheimer's... we had to ask the family if we could physically remove him from his home. It's hard.
We know people are overweight or obese are at much higher risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many types of cancer -- and we can't ignore that.
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- obèsCatalan, Valencian
- corffog, gordew, corffolWelsh
- fettsüchtig, fettleibig, korpulentGerman
- obeesi, liikalihavaFinnish
- elhízott, túlsúlyosHungarian
- obeso, corpulentoItalian
- дебел, згоен, угоенMacedonian
- അമിതവണ്ണമുള്ള, പൊണ്ണത്തടിയുള്ളMalayalam
- vetzuchtig, obees, diklijvig, zwaarlijvigDutch
- жи́рный, по́лный, ту́чный, то́лстыйRussian
- prètio, gȍjāzanSerbo-Croatian
- ఊబ, లావు, లావైనTelugu
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