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o·be·si·ty

 (ō-bē′sĭ-tē)
n.
The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obesity - more than average fatnessobesity - more than average fatness    
fatness, avoirdupois, blubber, fat - excess bodily weight; "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
adiposis, corpulence, overweight, stoutness - the property of excessive fatness
exogenous obesity - obesity caused by overeating
embonpoint, plumpness, roundness - the bodily property of being well rounded
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obesity

noun fatness, flab, heaviness, a weight problem, grossness, corpulence, beef (informal), embonpoint (French), rotundity, fleshiness, stoutness, portliness, bulkiness, podginess, tubbiness Excessive consumption of sugar and fat leads to obesity.
thinness, leanness, slenderness, emaciation, skinniness, gauntness
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Translations
سِمْنَه
obezitaotylost
fedmeovervægt
liikalihavuus
gojaznostpretilost
hájasság
offita
obesitas
şişmanlık

obesity

ʊˈbiːsɪtɪ] Nobesidad f
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obesity

ʊˈbiːsəti] nobésité f
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obesity

[əʊˈbiːsɪtɪ] n (frm) → obesità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

obese

(əˈbiːs) adjective
(of people) very fat.
oˈbesity noun
Obesity is a danger to health.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

o·be·si·ty

[MIM*601665]
n. obesidad, peso excesivo del cuerpo con masa corporal de 30 a 40;
alimentary ______ alimentaria;
endogenous ______ endógena;
exogenous ______ exógena.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

obesity

n obesidad f; central — obesidad central; morbid — obesidad mórbida
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(15) Furthermore, obesity that begins before age 8 and persists into adulthood is associated with an average final BMI of 41 kg/[m.sup.2] as compared to a BMI of 35 kg/[m.sup.2] for adult-onset obesity. (15)
The study, though small, is important, researchers said, because rates of childhood obesity are rising and "obese children who grow into obese adults also have more severe health risks than do individuals with adult-onset obesity."
(2006) used the viable yellow agouti ([A.sup.vy]) mouse as an epigenetic biosensor to demonstrate that genistein, the major phytoestrogen in soy, increases DNA methylation of the Agouti gene, resulting in population-level decreased incidence of adult-onset obesity, diabetes, and cancer.

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