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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
obesityo‧be‧si‧ty /əʊˈbiːsəti $ oʊ-/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  MIFATwhen someone is very fat in a way that is unhealthy
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obesityObesity can lead to heart disorders and other health problems.Fat control is still very important for reducing risks for heart disease, some cancers and obesity.Alcohol intake, serum lipids and obesity Alcohol may have several effects on serum lipids.But obesity researchers rarely agree with each other.Bruch criticized obesity researchers for failing to recognize that dieting was not only psychologically debilitating but medically simple-minded.Jarrett dismisses excessive birth weight as being secondary to maternal obesity rather than glucose tolerance abnormalities.Many moderate obesity researchers were distressed by the way the review was reported.The program is aimed at reducing obesity among women.The first of these is leptin, a messenger chemical that regulates obesity.Although these studies apply to older children the principle should hold for younger children where management problems are frequently linked with obesity.
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