What is obesity?

  • (noun): More than average fatness.
    Synonyms: fleshiness


Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. People are considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the square of the person's height in metres, exceeds 30 kg/m2.

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Some articles on obesity:

Obesity - In Other Animals
... Obesity in pets is common in many countries ... Rates of overweight and obesity in dogs in the United States range from 23 to 41% with about 5.1% obese ... Rates of obesity in cats was slightly higher at 6.4% ...
The Biggest Winner - See Also
... Obesity in Kuwait Obesity in Saudi Arabia Obesity in the United Arab Emirates ...
Canadian Obesity Network
... The Canadian Obesity Network-Réseau Canadien en l’Obésité (CON-RCO) is the primary Canadian network of obesity researchers, health professionals and others with a professional interest in obesity ... In Canada, like in many other parts of the world, obesity funding, research, prevention and treatment strategies remain uncoordinated in a fragmented population of players ... aims to be Canada's leading professional organization dedicated to addressing the obesity epidemic ...
SIM1 - Function
... Haploinsufficiency of SIM1 has been shown to cause severe early-onset obesity in a human girl with a de novo balanced translocation between chromosomes 1p22.1 and 6q16.2 and ... shown that haploinsufficieny of Sim1 causes obesity that is due to hyperphagia and do not respond properly to increased dietary fat ... Overexpression of SIM1 protects against diet induced obesity and rescues the hyperphagia of agouti yellow mice, who have disrupted melanocortin signaling ...
Trim And Fit - The Program
... The country's population at that time was showing an increase in obesity that became associated with health problems and loss of manpower for male conscripts in National Service ... of calorie cash was inversely proportional to the child's obesity rate ... A direct impact of the TAF program was a reduction of the obesity rate of schoolchildren from 14% to 9.8% by 2002 ...