globesity


Also found in: Medical.

globesity

(ˌɡləʊˈbiːsɪtɪ)
n
informal obesity seen as a worldwide social problem
[C21: a blend of global + obesity]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
Some countries have started implementing taxes on fast foods and sugary drinks to help fight globesity, one can only hope this spreads worldwide.
A frequencia e as praticas alimentares saudaveis do desjejum, segundo Trancoso, Cavalli e Proenca (2010), poderiam proporcionar um aporte nutricional adequado, auxiliando na diminuicao do excesso de peso da populacao, que contribuiu para a prevencao do avanco da epidemia chamada pela OMS de "globesity" (WHO, 2016).
The global epidemic of overweight and obesity-"globesity"--is rapidly becoming a major public health problem in many parts of the world.
The 2012 documentary Globesity: Fat's New Frontier (Journeyman Pictures, 2012) takes a troubling look at the rise of obesity and associated problems in China, Mexico, Brazil, and India.
Being overweight and/or obese is now an undeniable global health problem, which scientists are calling "globesity." These conditions are now recognized as genuine disease entities, not as failures of self-control or character flaws, because of their tremendously complicated biology and their major contributions to chronic disease and premature death.
WHO has identified "globesity" as a major health theme.
A new word describing the global nature of the epidemic has been coined-"globesity".
Beyond individual and social problems, rising obesity rates impact healthcare systems and labour markets and also carry environmental costs: modern diets in consumer societies, high in processed foods and animal protein, have a particularly negative ecological footprint--a long neglected fact that has given rise to a debate on "globesity" [7].
Several explanations have been given for the present trend of weight ascension that had led to an "epidemics" of obesity ("Globesity").[1] From sedentary lifestyle, to caloric concentrated food and continuous stress, there are many reasons for the increasing body mass index of modern man.
NBT: Death and taxes: globesity is still on the increase and showing no signs of abatement.