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1. That which lacks statistical significance–ie, a statistical 'p' value > 0.05, as in 'soft' data or 'soft' risk factors. Cf Fragile data.
2. That which is socially regarded as relatively innocuous, as in 'soft' drugs–eg, nicotine or alcohol where dependence is often considered psychological or.
3. That which is not based on objective data, as in the 'soft' sciences of psychology or sociology.
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(sŏft) [AS. softe]
Not hard, firm, or solid.
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Q. Is it healthy to have a soft belly? I do not have a huge belly, but it is round and soft with no muscle tone with a fat layer.

A. The fat is more problematic than the muscle tone, and it's considered as a risk factor for heart diseases and others. Low muscle tone or strength of the muscles of the abdomen may lead to problems like hyperlordosis (lower back that is too curved backward) but these are usually treated, if necessary by strengthening these muscles, so usually it doesn't pose a substantial risk.

Q. For the past 6 months I have been trying to loose weight. For the past 6 months I have been trying to loose weight and I succeeded in that. But I feel to be heavy now. Why did this happened? Or is it just a feel?

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