TITLE

obesity

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1614
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "obesity" is presented. It refers to an unhealthy accumulation of body fat that is characterized by having a body mass index exceeding 30 kilogram per square meter. Obese persons are encouraged to adopt a diet accompanied by a program of regular exercise. The etiology, treatment, and care of patients with obesity are discussed.
ACCESSION #
62153832

 

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