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
- Overweight and Obesity | Nutrition.gov
Obesity and Overweight. DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn about obesity and strategies for combatting it in yourself, your family, and your ...
- Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, Overweight and ...
obesity | Health Topics | NutritionFacts.org
CDC's Obesity efforts focus on policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone.
- Nutrition Obesity Research Centers - niddk.nih.gov
The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program supports research resources and programs to foster interdisciplinary basic, clinical, and public health research ...
- Weight and Obesity | Food and Nutrition Information Center
Treatment and Prevention Guidelines. Find national guidelines on assessing and treating overweight and obesity as well as statistics and definitions.
- Overweight and Obesity Statistics
Describes the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States by providing statistics.
- MedlinePlus: Obesity
Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body ...
- Healthy People 2020: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
In 2008, Federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans were released, and the Healthy People 2020 physical activity objectives developed in 2010 reflected these ...
- Obesity Nutrition Facts - The Truth About Calories
Proper obesity nutrition and a regular exercise regime are the only two things that can help you counter obesity effectively. Obesity may be defined as an increase in ...