Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve of humans or other mammals, which is stored in fat tissue, is expanded far beyond usual levels to the point where it impairs health. Obesity in wild animals is relatively rare, but it is common in domestic animals like pigs and household pets who may be overfed and underexercised. In humans it is considered a major challenge to health.
The taking in and use of food and other nourishing material by the body. Nutrition is a 3-part process. First, food or drink is consumed. Second, the body breaks down the food or drink into nutrients. Third, the nutrients travel through the bloodstream to different parts of the body where they are used as "fuel" and for many other purposes. To give the body proper nutrition, a person has to eat and drink enough of the foods that contain key nutrients.
Obesity as related to Nutrition
- CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Defining the Problem, Preventing Chronic Diseases, and Improving the Public’s Health
- Overweight & Obesity | CDC
Scientific society that aims to understand the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity.
- Overweight and Obesity Statistics
Obesity fact sheet from WHO providing key facts and information on causes, health consequences, double burden of disease, prevention, WHO response.
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The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) provides the opportunity to track trends in the prevalence of obesity in the United States by …
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