DR RAY CLARK & MERVYN GOFF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR RAY CLARK & MERVYN GOFF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
An obese woman, showing her in frontal (left) profile and rear aspect. Obesity is a condition in which excess fat has accumulated in the body, mostly in the subcutaneous tissues. The simple cause is over-indulgence in food - eating more than is required for daily metabolic activities. In affluent societies, obesity is one of the most common nutritional disorders of recent years.
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