Origin of obeseClassical Latin obesus, past participle of obedere, to devour from ob- (see ob-) + edere, eat
This man is obese.
The definition of obese is an extremely overweight person.
An example of obese is a five hundred pound man.
Having excessive body weight caused by the accumulation of fat; extremely fat. See Synonyms at fat.
Origin of obeseLatin obēsus from past participle of *obedere to eat away ob- away ; see ob- . edere to eat ; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more obese, superlative most obese)
- Extremely overweight, especially: weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women) over their ideal weight determined by height and build; or, having a body mass index over 30 kg/m2.
- A woman who is considered obese may have her doctor recommend she gain only 10 pounds, while a woman who is underweight when she conceives may be encouraged to aim for a weight gain of 45 to 50 pounds.
- The most effective treatment for obese children and adolescents is behavior and lifestyle modification under the guidance of a physician or weight management specialist experienced in dealing with children and adolescents.
- In addition, in early 2004, the first alternative school for overweight and obese children, which operates like other private and charter schools, but with a focus on healthy weight loss and maintenance, was established.
- Children and adolescents with a BMI-for-age in the 85th to 95th percentile are considered overweight and at risk for obesity, and those with a BMI-for-age greater than the 95th percentile are considered obese.
- Some studies claim obesity is a risk factor for asthma stating that nearly 75 percent of emergency room visits for asthma attacks are among obese individuals and that obesity pre-dates the onset of asthma.