Obesity, or, Excessive corpulence

the various causes and the rational means of cure

Publisher: W.C. Chewett in Toronto

Written in English
Published: Pages: 127 Downloads: 641
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  • Weight loss.

Edition Notes

Other titlesExcessive corpulence., Obesity.
Statementfrom the French of Dancel ; translated and edited by M. Barrett.
SeriesCIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 64029.
ContributionsBarrett, M.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxiv, 127 p.
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16943936M
ISBN 100665640293

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Excerpt from Obesity, or Excessive Corpulence: The Various Causes and the Rational Means of Cure The physician has a twofold duty to perform. He is called upon not merely to alleviate pain, and to undertake the cure of disease, but he is moreover, required to lay down rules for the preservation of health, the prevention of dis ease, and its too frequent concomitant, pain.3/5(1).

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Obesity, or, Excessive corpulence [microform]: the various causes and the rational means of cure Item PreviewPages: The Symptoms of Obesity, or Corpulence Excessive fatness: excessive sebaceous and perspiratory secretion; shortness of breath, and often palpitation of the heart upon making slight exertion.

The characteristics of this disease are so well known that it is unnecessary to go into an elaborate description of or condition of the system in corpulency. Obesity is the accumulation of or excessive amount of fat in the body. Causes. Its most usual cause is over-eating, although some obese people eat very little.

In most cases there is a hereditary tendency to corpulency, which readily develops when the diet and habits favor it. Full text of "Obesity, or, Excessive corpulence [microform]: the various causes and the rational means of cure" See other formats.

Obesity has been documented by scientists over the ages and depicted and glorified in artwork spanning thousands of years. Although in some cultures corpulence was celebrated as a sign of prosperity, even ancient scientists such as Hippocrates recognized the detrimental consequences of obesity to health.

Prevalence of adult overweight and obesity. Individual corpulence measurement is an essential biometric parameter. It is appropriate to distinguish between the overall indices that, for each gender, are only a function of body weight (W), height (H) and possibly age, from the combinations of more specific anthropometric measurements (skinfolds, circumferences.

Besides the nosological inconsistence with the definition of obesity as excess body fat, a body weight based universal criterion lacks in sensitivity, for example, to the gender and ethnic related differences in relative body by: 1.

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Imprint on cover: Toronto, Copp, Clark & Co., In original purple paper covers. Excessive body fat is a result of a high caloric intake and low activity level so the body is not burning off extra calories. Body fat is estimated through the calculation of body mass index (BMI).

The BMI rates obesity at three different levels. A BMI of – is obese. Severely or morbidly obese is a BMI of or higher. Second volume in my quest to read all the books in Pushkin Press & London Library "Found on the shelves" series.

This time, the year isand William Banting fights obesity with the advice of various doctors: he goes to Turkish baths, cleans his ears, and starts shampooing his hair, but, strangely enough, nothing helps until he changes his diet/5.

Obesity, also called corpulence or fatness, excessive accumulation of body fat, usually caused by the consumption of more calories than the body can use.

The excess calories are then stored as fat, or adipose tissue. Overweight, if moderate, is not necessarily obesity, particularly in muscular or large-boned individuals. Dancel was a physician and former military surgeon who publicly presented his ideas on obesity in to the French Academy of Sciences and then published a popular treatise, Obesity, or Excessive Corpulence, The Various Causes and the Rational Means of Cure/5().

In his new book, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes combats the long-held belief that all fats are to be avoided. Not all fats are bad, Taubes says; the real culprits when it comes to weight gain are refined carbohydrates and sugars. Book Summary. Challenging accepted ideas about weight control, fat, calories, diet, and exercise, the author of Bad Science argues that refined carbohydrates are the ultimate cause of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer; that overeating and sedentary behavior are side effects of increased insulin.

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Dancel, F. (François), Obesity, or, Excessive corpulence. Toronto: W.C. Chewett, (OCoLC) corpulence and subsequent obesity was not through neglect of necessary bodily activity, nor from excessive eating, drinking, or self-indulgence of any kind, except that I partook of the simple aliments of bread, milk, butter, beer, sugar, and potatoes more freely than my aged nature required, and hence, asFile Size: KB.

His recommended reducing diet, not surprisingly, was “more or less rigid abstinence from everything that is starchy or floury.”Dancel was a physician and former military surgeon who publicly presented his ideas on obesity in to the French Academy of Sciences and then published a popular treatise, Obesity, or Excessive Corpulence, The Various /5(96).

Hippocrates wrote that "Corpulence is not only a disease itself, but the harbinger of others". The Indian surgeon Sushruta (6th century BCE) related obesity to diabetes and heart disorders. He recommended physical work to help cure it and its side effects. For most of human history mankind struggled with food stic method: BMI > 30 kg/m².

George A. Bray, in his scholarly book, The Battle of the Bulge (), has explored the history of obesity research and reprinted original papers by Davenport (pp. ff) (), as well as by. CORPULENCE (Lat. corpus, body), or Obesity (Lat. ob, against, and edere, to eat), a condition of the animal body characterized by the over-accumulation of fat under the skin and around certain of the internal organs.

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“According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year.

OBESITY, CORPULENCE AND EMACIATION IN ROMAN ART1 - Volume 79 - Mark BradleyCited by: The main comorbidity linked to obesity is diabetes, a condition probably known to doctors since bc, when the Ebers papyrus refers to ‘excessive urination’, and ‘a medicine to drive away the passing of too much urine’.

In Hindu writings, black Cited by: childhood obesity a national priority.1 Despite all the public attention, no one is sure which policies and programs will most effectively combat childhood obesity. The uncertainty reflects in part a lack of agree-ment about what caused obesity to increase in the first place.

Theories abound. The “epi-demic” in childhood obesity has been File Size: KB. Few men have led a more active life—bodily or mentally—from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years’ business career, from which I had retired, so that my corpulence and subsequent obesity were not through neglect of neces­sary bodily activity, nor from excessive eating, drink­ing, or self.(adj.) Resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent SYN: angelic, seraphic, beatific.obesity, condition resulting from excessive storage of fat in the body.

Obesity is now usually defined using a formula known as the body mass index (BMI), in which weight (in kilograms) is divided by height (in meters) squared.

A person with a BMI of 25 or above is generally considered overweight; with one of 30 or above, obese.