The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.(noun)
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Use "obesity" in a sentence
"Indeed, I have previously proposed that the rise in obesity is more closely related to the mental [...]"
"As with other chronic diseases, our challenge in obesity is not how to get patients to start treatment - the challenge is how to get patients to stick with the treatment forever."
"However, Betty Sherry, the CDC obesity expert, told me that overweight was the terminology more accepted for childrenalthough thats being debatedto help avoid the stigma of the term obesity."