exogenous obesity


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exogenous obesity

obesity caused by a caloric intake greater than needed to meet the metabolic needs of the body. Compare endogenous obesity. See also obesity.

exogenous obesity

Obesity caused by overeating (as opposed to endogenous obesity, which is caused by a physical abnormality such as metabolism defects).

ex·og·e·nous o·be·si·ty

(eks-oj'ĕ-nŭs ō-bē'si-tē)
State of overweight caused by overeating.

exogenous obesity

Obesity due to an excessive intake of food.
See also: obesity