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Introduction: Fat

Description of Fat

Fat (medical condition): Obesity refers to being more than 20% over your desirable weight. Unfortunately, it is all too common in the ...more

Fat: See also:

  »Introduction: Obesity
  »Symptoms of Obesity
  »Causes of Obesity
  »Treatments for Obesity

Fat: a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold".
Source: WordNet 2.1

Fat: ester of glycerol with fatty acids; generally odorless, colorless, and tasteless if pure; fats are insoluble in water, soluble in most organic solvents; they occur in animal and vegetable tissue.
Source: CRISP

Fat: Related Topics

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Fat as a Disease

Fat: Another name for Obesity (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Obesity
  »Symptoms of Obesity
  »Causes of Obesity
  »Treatments for Obesity

Fat: Related Diseases

Fat: Fat is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Fat

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Symptoms of Fat (Obesity)

Some of the symptoms of Fat incude:

Treatments for Fat (Obesity)

Treatments for Fat (Obesity) include:

Treatment of Fat: For more treatment information about Fat, see treatment of Obesity (Fat)

Fat: Article Excerpts about Obesity

Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK (Excerpt)

To most people, the term "obesity" means to be very overweight. Health professionals define "overweight" as an... (Source: excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK)

NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Overweight refers to an excess of body weight compared to set standards. The excess weight may come from muscle, bone, ... (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

Fat as an Organ

Fat (organ): The body's storage of long-term fuel in fat cells....more »

Fat (organ): See Fat (organ information).

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Fat: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Fat

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Other terms that may be related to Fat:

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Hierarchical classifications of Fat

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