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fat:

see fats and oilsfats and oils,
group of organic substances that form an important part of the diet and also are useful in many industries. The fats are usually solid, the oils generally liquid at ordinary room temperatures.
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; obesityobesity,
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.
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What does it mean when you dream about being fat?

Being fat in a dream is a straightforward symbol of overindulgence, but it can also represent wealth and opulence. The dreaming mind often literalizes common verbal expressions in an effort to convey something to the conscious mind. Thus, an image of a fat person in a dream can indicate anything from a “fat cat,” to “fat chance,” to “fathead,” to “fat city.” (See also Obesity).

fat

[fat]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to an obese person.
(biochemistry)
Any of the glyceryl esters of fatty acids which form a class of neutral organic compounds.
(physiology)
The chief component of fat cells and other animal and plant tissues.

FAT

[fat or ¦ef¦ā′tē]
(computer science)

fat

1. Material accumulating on a trowel during smooth troweling; used to fill in small imperfections.
2.See fat concrete, fat lime, etc.

fat

1. any of a class of naturally occurring soft greasy solids that are esters of glycerol and certain fatty acids. They are present in some plants and in the adipose tissue of animals, forming a reserve energy source, and are used in making soap and paint and in the food industry
2. vegetable or animal tissue containing fat
3. Theatre a part in a play that gives an actor a good opportunity to show his talents
4. having a high content of a particular material or ingredient, such as resin in wood or oil in paint

FAT

FAT

(File Allocation Table) The mechanism that keeps track of files stored on disk in the FAT file system, which originated in DOS and was used in Windows prior to the NTFS file system. However, the FAT32 format is widely used with external devices for compatibility on all platforms (see FAT32).

The FAT Table
When a disk is high-level formatted, the FAT table is recorded twice and contains an entry for each cluster on the disk. The file system's directory list, which contains file name, extension, date, etc., points to the FAT entry where the file starts.

If a file is larger than one cluster, the first FAT entry points to the next FAT entry where the second cluster of the file is stored and so on to the end of the file. If a cluster becomes damaged, its FAT entry is marked as such, and that cluster is never used again. The original 16-bit version of (FAT16) supported hard disk partitions up to 4GB and files as large as 2GB. The 32-bit version dramatically increased capacity. See FAT32, NTFS, inode and file system.


The FAT Table
The file RESUME.DOC is stored in clusters 0, 2, 3 and 7. The directory entry points to cluster 0 where the file begins. The entry for cluster 0 points to cluster 2 and so on. BUDGET.XLS is stored in clusters 1, 4, 8 and 9.
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A technique for the measurement of visceral fat by ultrasonography: comparison of measurements by ultrasonography and computed tomography.
In the current study, RF gave rise to significant decrease in BMI, waist-hip ratio, visceral fat mass (%), and BFM (kg), but not basal metabolic rate (kcal), fat-free mass (kg), and total body water (kg).
Rh-positive males and blood group A have higher number of participants having visceral fat >10%.
ONLY MEN WITH BEER BELLIES SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT VISCERAL FAT
Large deposits of visceral fat are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
One reason excess visceral fat is so harmful could be its location near the portal vein, which carries blood from the intestinal area to the liver.
Tests on laboratory mice revealed that up to 80% of visceral fat can be traced back to a single type of cell in the developing embryo.
Visceral fat filling and encircling the abdomen of the wheat belly is a unique twenty-four-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week metabolic factory.
Understanding the biological differences between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat may help doctors to more effectively battle the obesity epidemic.
After exposure, liver, visceral fat, and plasma from FO females (study I) and FO dams and their F1 offspring (study II) were analyzed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.