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allergy
a medical condition that causes you to react badly or feel sick when you eat or touch a particular substance
appetite
physical desire for food | a strong desire for something
artery
any of the tubes that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body | a large and important road, river, railroad line, etc.
craving
a strong desire for something
dietitian
a person whose job is to advise people on what kind of food they should eat to keep healthy
infection
the act or process of causing or getting a disease
ingredient
(of/in/for something) one of the things from which something is made, especially one of the foods that are used together to make a particular dish
insomnia
the condition of being unable to sleep, sleepless
intake
the amount of food, liquids, etc. that you take into your body
obesity
A disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems
obese
(of people) very fat, in a way that is not healthy
onset
the beginning of something, especially something unpleasant
portion
one part of something larger | an amount of food that is large enough for one person
serving
an amount of food for one person
stroke
a sudden serious illness when a blood vessel (= tube) in the brain bursts or is blocked, which can cause death or the loss of the ability to move or to speak clearly
therapy
the treatment of a physical problem or an illness
acute
very serious or severe
brisk
quick; busy | (of a person, their voice, or manner) practical and confident; showing a desire to get things done quickly | (of wind and the weather) cold but pleasantly fresh
persistent
determined to do something despite difficulties, especially when other people are against you and think that you are being annoying or unreasonable
chronic
(especially of a disease) lasting for a long time; difficult to cure or get rid of
vital
necessary or essential in order for something to succeed or exist
counteract
to do something to reduce or prevent the bad or harmful effects of something
curb
to control or limit something, especially something bad
diminish
to become or to make something become smaller, weaker, etc.
disrupt
to make it difficult for something to continue in the normal way
eliminate
to remove or get rid of something or someone
stimulate
to make something develop or become more active; to encourage something | to make someone interested and excited about something
trigger
to make something happen suddenly (~ sth off)