Quotes: Fat, Obesity
(a result of an instant on the lips to a lifetime on the hips)
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.
2. Etymology: from Latin ob-, "completely" + edere, "to eat".
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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/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.