having and increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation
of fat. This is usually indicated as having a Body Mass Index
in excess of 30.
The condition in which excess fat has accumulated in the body;
usually considered to be 20 percent above the recommended
weight for height and age.
Surgery: Center: A medical facility specializing
in bariatric procedures.
that are liquid at room temperature. Oils are often included
in the general category of "fat," although technically
fats are triglycerides that are solid at room temperature.
Hypoglycaemic Drug: medications taken by mouth that
stimulate the release or improve the action of insulin.
(marketed as Xenical)
is a drug designed to treat obesity. It works by inhibiting
pancreatic lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat in the intestine.
Without this enzyme, fat from the diet is excreted undigested,
and not absorbed by the body.
disease characterized by reduction in mineral content usually
seen with aging, but also in connection with certain conditions
such as paralysis, or due to prolonged use of certain drugs,
such as corticosteroids.
condition of weighing more than is normal or healthy for one's
age or build. This is usually indicated as having a Body Mass
Index higher than 25 but lower than 30.