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what is the meaning of alimentary obesity?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Simple obesity: This is the most common type of obesity, known as simple (common) obesity. This occurs when a person consume more calorie than he/she expends. Alimentary obesity account for 95% of all cases of obesity. Secondary obesity is caused by an underlying condition: Insulin tumors, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cushing's syndrome....
Answered on May 15, 2018
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Too much eating: Alimentary, or exogenous (from the outside) obesity is the most common type, caused by consuming more calories than you use. But the reasons underlying this obesity are manyfold, from poverty and a lack of education/health education to the food industry and a lack of well planned neighborhoods, leading to a lack of physical activity opportunities.
Answered on Nov 2, 2016

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