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Definition of the noun adiposity

What does adiposity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adiposities

  1. having the property of containing fat

Alternative definition of the noun adiposity


  1. obesity; the state of being fat
  2. the fat in fatty tissue

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Google previewEndocrinology (2010)

Adult and Pediatric by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot

Increased adiposity is the primary component of the macrosomia. Infants of diabetic mothers may have up to twice the body-fat content of infants of normal mothers. Increased fat content was reported in infants of mothers with GDM, even with ...

Google previewMaking Sense of Sports (2010)

by Ellis Cashmore, Professor of Culture Media and Sport Ellis Cashmore

Adiposity is the condition of being or tendency to become fat. While Monaghan focuses specifically on men, many other studies have examined the effects of healthism and its equation of weight with sickness on women. The preponderance of ...

Google previewA Guide to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome (2011)

Origins and Treatment by George A. Bray

Central adiposity refers to the location of fat in the abdominal area as opposed to hips, thighs, or arms. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of measurements: an enlarged waist, increased blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids (high ...

Google previewPrinciples of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting (2016)

by Jane Rice

FYI Adiposity is the condition of excessive fat in the body; being obese. e recommended measurement of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a key index for relating weight to height. To determine a person's BMI, weight in kilograms (kg ) is ...

Google previewRobbins Basic Pathology E-Book (2017)

by Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster

Marked adiposity is a predisposing factor for the development of degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis). This form of arthritis, which typically appears in older persons, is attributed in large part to the cumulative effects of wear and tear on ...

Google previewInternational Review of Neurobiology (2005)

by Ronald J. Bradley, R. Adron Harris, Peter Jenner

Adiposity is a major aspect of insulin resistance, with adipocyte secretory products playing an important role in decreasing insulin response. These include interleukin (IL) 6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-a, resistin, and interferon (IF)-7.

Google previewRutherford's Vascular Surgery (2014)

by Jack L. Cronenwett, K. Wayne Johnston

adiposity are both associated with the risk of death.76 Abdominal adiposity is a better predictor of death in patients with a low body mass index.

Google previewNutrition: Science, Issues, and Applications [2 volumes] (2015)

Science, Issues, and Applications by Barbara A. Brehm

Central adiposity is a key causal factor in the development of insulin resistance, the main feature in the development of cardiometabolic syndrome. For diagnostic purposes, waist circumferences of 40 inches (102 cm) or more in men, and of ...

Google previewEndocrinology: Adult and Pediatric (2015)

by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot

found low testosterone but normal LH levels and concluded that the hormonal findings cannot be explained by obesity alone, although adiposity is an important confounder.355 The link between obstructive sleep apnea and low testosterone is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

Visceral adiposity is a risk factor for the development of symptoms of metabolic syndrome such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Consistent with increased body fat, social subordinates become hyperinsulinemic and hyperleptinemic ...

Google previewTranslational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development (2014)

A Focus on Early Phase Clinical Studies by Andrew J. Krentz, Lutz Heinemann, Marcus Hompesch

From a global public health perspective, excess adiposity is the most common form of acquired insulin resistance. Impaired insulin action is a major modifiable factor in the pathogenesis of glucose intolerance and type 2 diabetes and is closely ...

Google previewChild and Adolescent Therapy, Fourth Edition (2011)

Cognitive-Behavioral Procedures by Philip C. Kendall

Specifically, childhood adiposity is a risk factor for the development of eating-disordered pathology (Fairburn, Welch, Doll, ...

Google previewLife Cycle Nutrition (2009)

An Evidence-based Approach by Sari Edelstein, Judith Sharlin

closely tied to immune function, there are rapid changes in cellular components such as lymphocytes and inflammatory factors such as interleukin-2 and Body Habitus Visceral adiposity is an extremely strong risk factor.

Google previewNelson Textbook of Pediatrics (2015)

by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita Stanton, Joseph St. Geme, Nina Felice Schor, Richard E. Behrman

Individual adiposity is the result of a complex interplay among genetically determined body habitus, appetite, nutritional intake, physical activity, and energy expenditure. Environmental factors determine levels of available food, preferences for ...

Google previewCultural Competence in Health Care (2008)

by Wen-Shing Tseng, Jon Streltzer

Central adiposity is an important predictor of resting blood pressure in Hispanic women. In relation to dietary patterns and cardiovascular risk factors, Hispanic adults living in Southwest Detroit were shown to use higher fat salad dressing; eat ...

Google previewPhysical Activity, Dietary Calorie Restriction, and Cancer (2010)

by Anne McTiernan

Renehan Abstract Increased body adiposity is an established risk factor for cancer development. In a large standardized meta-analysis of prospective observational studies, the author and collaborators quantified the risk associated ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development (1998)

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Francis E. Johnston, Michael A. Preece

Adiposity rebound and prediction of adult fatness ADIPOs TY REBOUND AND PREDICTION OF ADULT. FATNESS | 53. During growth, weight increases regularly both by age and by height. This mainly reflects an increase in body-size .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

J - Z by Kathleen Keller

and truncal adiposity carry an increased risk for obesity-related complications such as glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia and the development of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and some types of cancer.

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1920)

by Casey Albert Wood

1'4 Patient, showing the typical adiposity of adiposogenital 'dystrophy, and the “ maxillary prognathism,” or, rather, retarded development of the mandible. The upper lip overhangs the lower. thevfeminine form and tapering fingers. When we ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2007)

by Graham A. Colditz

adiposity in addition to overall body size. Accurate but costly measures such as duel-energy X-ray absorptiometry, computed tomography (CT) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Sports Nutrition (2013)

by Ronald J. Maughan

Inparticular, physicalinactivity without aconcomitant reductionin energy consumptionis strongly associated with increased adiposity. Recently it was reportedthat2 weeks of reduced stepping in healthy men (from ∼10, 000 to 1500 stepsper ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

adiposity signals that are proportionate to body fat stores. A key factor of this control system is that energy intake is primarily ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (2012)

by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia S. Claudio

Also called “adiposity"; state of malnutrition in which the accumulation of depot fat is so excessive that functions of the body are disturbed. An individual is considered obese when the body weight is 20% or more above the desirable weight ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Research Design (2010)

by Neil J. Salkind

peripheral adiposity), both of which are important factors in assessing disease risk.

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

Adipose tissue is what is more commonly known as fat; adiposity is a term indicating fatness. Adipose tissue (which is white— BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE has a different function) consists of a matrix of CONNECTIVE ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health (2011)

by James M. Rippe

In recent years, increasing evidence of differences across populations in the associations between BMI, adiposity, and fat distribution, and thus differences in the BMI/health risk relationship, has led to calls for population-specific BMI cut- points ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

cerebra'lis, cerebral adiposity. See under adiposity. a. doloro'sa, a disease accompanied by painful localized fatty swellings and by various nerve lesions. The disease is usually seen in women, and may cause death ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 |8th ed. 1916 printing (1919)

cere- bra lis, cerebral adiposity. See under adiposity. a. doloro'sa, a disease accompanied by painful localized fatty swellings and by various nerve lesions. The disease is usually seen in women, and may cause death ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Behavior (2012)

BMI correlates well with body adiposity for most people, although the relation breaks down in more muscular and taller people, especially women, and in children. BMI scores predict different percent body adiposity in males and females, ...

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