Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Vocab #2

Pobesity- the condition of being overweight or grossle fat

Americans are becoming more and more obese.

accumulate- gather together or to acquire an increasing amount of

The dust began to accumulate.

mass:a coherent typically large body of matter with no definite shape

The was a large mass on his spine.

disease- a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, esp. one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.

He was diagnosed with the disease.

diet- the kinds of food that a person, animal, or comm

My diet consists of mostly junk food.

prevalence- the fact or condition of being prevalent

stigma- a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.

People hate having social stigmas put on them.

prevent(able)- keep (something) from happening or arising.

Prevent obesity by eating healthy and exercising

adolescent- in the process of developing from a child into an adult.

The adolscent has a lot to learn

cardiovascular- of or relating to the heart or blood vessels

The doctor said everything relating to his cardiovascular looked fine.

excessive- more than is necessary, normal or desirable

We bought an excessive amount of food

mechanism- a system of parts working together in a machine; a piece of machinery.

He created a mechanism.

sedentary- (of a person) tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive.

I prefer a sedentary type of lifestyle.

predispose-make someone liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition.

syndrome- a group of symptoms that consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.

The child was diagnosed with down syndrom.

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