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o·bese

(ō-bēs'), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
Excessively fat.
Synonym(s): corpulent
[L. obesus, fat, partic. adj., fr. ob-edo, pp. -esus, to eat away, devour]

obese

(ō-bēs′)
adj.
Having excessive body weight caused by the accumulation of fat; extremely fat.

o·bese′ly adv.
o·bese′ness n.

obese

[ōbēs′]
Etymology: L, obesus, swollen
pertaining to a corpulent or excessively heavy individual. A body mass index of greater than or equal to 30.0 indicates obesity. Because the "average" human body is approximately 25% fat, the proportion may be doubled for a medically defined obese person. See also body mass index.

obese

adjective Characterised by obesity; excessively fat, typically referring to a person with a BMI of 30+.

obese

adjective Characterized by obesity, see there; excessively fat.

o·bese

(ō-bēs')
Extremely fat; having a body mass index ≥ 30 or higher.
Synonym(s): corpulent.

obese

an adult who is more than 20% heavier than their height related ideal weight, with a body mass index of >25 and/or having a waist measurement of >1m; obesity correlates with risk of heart disease, hypertension, respiratory distress, type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis and plantar fasciitis, see body: mass index
  • morbidly obese; morbid obesity an adult with BMI >30

obese

characterized by obesity.

Patient discussion about obese

Q. What Are the Complications of Obesity? Why is obesity so dangerous? What are the possible complications of being obese?

A. Excessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep disturbances (sleep apnea) and osteoarthritis. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for developing a heart attack, as well as hypertension and stroke. It is also a risk factor for breast, colon, prostate cancer and other malignancies. It is known that losing weight helps to reduce the risk of suffering from these diseases.

Q. What Are the Surgical Options for Treating Obesity? I would like to find out more about the surgery that is performed on obese people for weight reduction. What surgical options are available?

A. The main two surgical approaches for obesity treatment are gastric banding and gastric bypass. Band surgery is reversible, while bowel shortening operations (bypass) are not. Here is more information about being a candidte for surgery- http://www.5min.com/Video/Weight-Loss-Surgery-To-Be-a-Surgical-Candidate-5007

Q. Is obesity a risk factor for Dementia?

A. The answer is YES. In fact, many of the risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, blood glucose levels, insulin resistance, and overweight, are also risk factors for dementia, in addition to genetic predisposition for the disease.

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