"Obesity" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Obesity".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Obesity".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Obesity" by people in BU Profiles by year, and whether "Obesity" was a major or minor topic of these publication.