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Abdominal obesity, also known as central obesity, occurs when excessive abdominal fat around the stomach and abdomen has built up to the extent that it is likely to have a negative impact on health.
In biology, adipose tissue, body fat, or simply fat is a loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes.
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems.
Azoospermia is the medical condition of a man whose semen contains no sperm.
Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by frequent and recurrent binge eating episodes with associated negative psychological and social problems, but without subsequent purging episodes (e.g. vomiting).
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a commonly used method for estimating body composition, and in particular body fat.
Body image is a person's perception of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their own body.
The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet index is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual.
Human body shape is a complex phenomenon with sophisticated detail and function.
A caliper (British spelling also calliper, or in plurale tantum sense a pair of calipers) is a device used to measure the distance between two opposite sides of an object.
A calorie is a unit of energy.
Obesity Canada-Obésité Canada, (OC) formerly known as the Canadian Obesity Network-Réseau Canadien en Obésité (CON-RCO) is a charitable organization representing Canada's authoritative voice on evidence-based approaches for obesity prevention, treatment, advocacy, and policy.
Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it has an adverse effect on health.
Constitution type or body type refer to a number of classification systems or typology systems used to empirically or theoretically classify the body shape of a human individual.
A developed country, industrialized country, more developed country, or "more economically developed country" (MEDC), is a sovereign state that has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations.
Diabetes mellitus type 1, also known as type 1 diabetes, is a form of diabetes mellitus in which not enough insulin is produced.
Diabetes mellitus type 2 (also known as type 2 diabetes) is a long-term metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin.
In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.
The dietary energy supply is the food available for human consumption, usually expressed in kilocalories or kilojoules per person per day.
In human social affairs, discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person based on the group, class, or category to which the person is perceived to belong.
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA, previously DEXA) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD).
An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person's physical or mental health.
The electrical resistance of an electrical conductor is a measure of the difficulty to pass an electric current through that conductor.
Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.
Fat is one of the three main macronutrients, along with carbohydrate and protein.
The fat acceptance movement (also known as the size acceptance, fat liberation, fat activism, fativism, fat justice, or fat power movement) is a social movement seeking to change anti-fat bias in social attitudes.
A genetic predisposition is a genetic characteristic which influences the possible phenotypic development of an individual organism within a species or population under the influence of environmental conditions.
Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms.
A hormone (from the Greek participle “ὁρμῶ”, "to set in motion, urge on") is any member of a class of signaling molecules produced by glands in multicellular organisms that are transported by the circulatory system to target distant organs to regulate physiology and behaviour.
In fluid mechanics, a fluid is said to be in hydrostatic equilibrium or hydrostatic balance when it is at rest, or when the flow velocity at each point is constant over time.
Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid or low thyroid, is a disorder of the endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.
The immune system is a host defense system comprising many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease.
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association.
The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology is a peer reviewed journal of Epidemiology that promotes the quality of clinical and patient-oriented health services research through the advancement and application of innovative methods of.
Katherine Mayhew Flegal is an American epidemiologist and senior scientist at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
In biology and biochemistry, a lipid is a biomolecule that is soluble in nonpolar solvents.
Live Science is a science news website run by Purch, which it purchased from Imaginova in 2009.
Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet in which one or more nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems.
The management of dehydration typically involves the use of oral rehydration solution (ORS).
A metabolic disorder can happen when abnormal chemical reactions in the body alter the normal metabolic process.
Mortality rate, or death rate, is a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time.
Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research, founded in the late 1870s.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health.
Olanzapine (originally branded Zyprexa) is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Terms oligospermia and oligozoospermia refer to semen with a low concentration of sperm and is a common finding in male infertility.
Overeating is the excess food in relation to the energy that an organism expends (or expels via excretion), leading to weight gaining and often obesity.
In statistics, the Pearson correlation coefficient (PCC, pronounced), also referred to as Pearson's r, the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (PPMCC) or the bivariate correlation, is a measure of the linear correlation between two variables X and Y. It has a value between +1 and −1, where 1 is total positive linear correlation, 0 is no linear correlation, and −1 is total negative linear correlation.
Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or beautiful.
A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic is a chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior.
The reproductive system or genital system is a system of sex organs within an organism which work together for the purpose of sexual reproduction.
A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with little or no physical activity.
A shock absorber (in reality, a shock "damper") is a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses.
Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream.
Smoking cessation (also known as quitting smoking or simply quitting) is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking.
Stimulants (also often referred to as psychostimulants or colloquially as uppers) is an overarching term that covers many drugs including those that increase activity of the central nervous system and the body, drugs that are pleasurable and invigorating, or drugs that have sympathomimetic effects.
Physiological or biological stress is an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is a monthly peer-reviewed biomedical journal in the field of clinical nutrition.
The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
Thermal insulation is the reduction of heat transfer (i.e. the transfer of thermal energy between objects of differing temperature) between objects in thermal contact or in range of radiative influence.
Thermoregulation is the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different.
An underweight person is a person whose body weight is considered too low to be healthy.
Weighing scales (or weigh scales or scales) are devices to measure weight.
The World Health Organization (WHO; French: Organisation mondiale de la santé) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
Yo-yo dieting or yo-yo effect, also known as weight cycling, is a term coined by Kelly D. Brownell at Yale University, in reference to the cyclical loss and gain of weight, resembling the up-down motion of a yo-yo.