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Negative ConnotationPlay
The word 'obesity' carries a negative feeling, suggesting poor health and possible judgement. SlideComments about someone's obesity can be hurtful and are considered impolite.
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Collocation ImportancePlay
Use 'obesity' with words like 'epidemic' and 'rates' to discuss it as a social issue. SlideThe government is tracking obesity rates as part of their health initiative.
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Public Health ContextPlay
Use 'obesity' to talk about health at a community or population level, not just individuals. SlideObesity in children is a growing concern for public health officials.