Quotes: Fat, Obesity

(a result of an instant on the lips to a lifetime on the hips)

1. Having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person.
2. Plump; well-fed: a good, fat chicken.
3. Consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily: fat gravy; fat meat.
4. Animal adipose tissue containing containing fatty acids; loose flesh; flabbiness.
obese (oh BEES) (adjective), more obese, most obese
1. Descriptive of being excessively fat and grossly overweight: A neighbor told Karen that her obese, or corpulent, dog looked like a big sausage walking on legs.
2. Etymology: from Latin ob-, "completely" + edere, "to eat".
An obese or corpulent person.
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Pertaining to a very fat person.
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obesity (s) (noun), obesities (pl)
An increase in body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirements, as the result of an excessive accumulation of fat in the body: Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that it may have a negative effect on one's health.

Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is considered healthy.

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 or her age, sex, and height.

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is thought to be overweight and obesity can cause medical complications that may lead to hospitalization for type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and asthma.

Participation in physical activity can help children and adults manage their obesity, control blood pressure, and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.

To cotrol excessive fatness.
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Maybe we Americans should cut back on the french fries after all. On a recent trip to Shanghai, China, our tour bus filled with Americans passed a new soccer stadium. I asked our guide what the seating capacity was.

Upon surveying the occupants of the bus, he replied, "Stadium hold 80,000 Chinese. Only 40,000 Americans."

—Jim Poppe (as seen in the June, 2004, Reader's Digest)

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Related fat-word units: adipo-; lard; lipo-; obeso-;oleo-; omento-; pimelo-; pio-; sebo-; steato-.