obeso-, obes- +
(Latin: fat, corpulent)
Obesity increases the possibility of various diseases; especially, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. or joint disease.
The term obesity is usually not employed unless the individual is from 20% to 30% over average weight for his/her age; sex, and height.3. Also called: adiposity, adiposis, corpulency, and pimelosis.
Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is considered healthy.
There are many ways to determine if a person is obese, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the most accurate measurement of body fat for children and adults.
Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight.
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is thought to be overweight. Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered "morbidly obese".
2. A chemical that leads to over weight by increasing the production and storage capacity of fat cells: "A series of chemicals known as endocrine disruptors imitate hormones and confuse the body and cause fat storage."
"Many obesogens leach out of plastic food and plastic beverage containers or bottled water, in canned foods, agricultural chemicals that are sprayed on crops, foam cushions, and in plastics used to store food or water."