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Adult obesity

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic Epidemic : Adult obesity is often the result of excessive carbohydrates and sugars which raise blood sugar levels, increase Insulin and lead to Insulin resistanc ... Read More
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Dr. John Powelson
34 years experience Transplant Surgery
Usually based on BMI: Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi greater than 30 equals obesity. In some people with a lot of muscle this may not be accurate waist to height ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Too fat: Look up bmi. For adults >24.9 this is an index /calculation using height and weight.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Strong!: Obesity is in epidemic form in the U.S. The most important cause is the "junk", particularly sugary stuff, ice cream, sodas including, sweeteners etc. ... Read More
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Increased risk: One in three children are currently overweight or obese. Based on current trend, one in three children born in the year 2000 will become a diabetic ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No need: There is no need to introduce solids to infants under the age of 1 yr. It is a practice that arose when parents prepared homemade formula that was bet ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Iron, vitamins : Solids introduced slowly and by food groups provides added nutrients to the baby’s diet. I would suggest allowing three days in between food introduct ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Adding table food to infants has nothing to do with adult obesity unless you overfeed him with sugary products. There is strong evidence that introduc ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
How to reverse it: With any obese patient, the questions are: Why is the patient obese? How did she end up obese, and how long has she been obese? Can she eat less an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Motivate them: Its very hard to change someone's behaviour unless they want to. However i think having a positive influence, showing them how healthy food can be yu ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Obese people....: ....Whether adults or children, have a higher tendency to gain weight than someone who has never been obese. A child who has lost weight is not more ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
37 years experience Bariatrics
Lifestyle: Obesity has biologic, genetic, social, behavioral, and psychological components. A lifestyle that includes healthy food choices, portion control, act ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Pretty uncommon, though.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
DM: Usually not. An obese young adult may develop type 2 rather than type 1.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
GERD or PND: Post Nasal Drip (PND ) can cause night time cough and so does Reflux Esphagitis in supine position. Try taking Claritin like drug at night. Do you ha ... Read More

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