Though the doctors warned him that with his corpulence wine was dangerous for him, he drank a great deal.
He has left an odious picture of himself in the historians - a man untouched by benefits or natural affection, delighting in deeds of blood, his body as loathsome in its blown corpulence as his soul.
This corpulence was due not alone to over-feeding but to an almost purely vegetable diet; stoutness was a part of the ideal of feminine beauty.
For the physiology of fasting, see Dietetics; Nutrition; also Corpulence.
There is a general tendency to obesity, which is much admired by the Moors in their women, young girls being stuffed like chickens, with paste-balls mixed with honey, or with spoonfuls of olive oil and sesame, to give them the necessary corpulence.
the legs and arms being of a leanness which is often emphasized by an abnormal corpulence.
It is, in fact, very much the same system as that proposed a number of years ago by Banting (see Corpulence).
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