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cause of 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 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Eat more, move less: Anything that causes an obese person to eat more calories or to exercise less will worsen his obesity. Examples: eating as a self-treatment for depres ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Insulin all used up: The pancreas gland makes insulin, which is required because Insulin makes blood sugar go into cells (blood sugar is the fuel for cells). A person gets ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Morgan
40 years experience Family Medicine
Indirectly it can: Excess caloric intake, especially rapidly absorbed sugars can stimulate Insulin activity that drives sugars to be absorbed into cells and storage. Th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Overeating: Consuming a diet too high in carbohydrates, junk food, fast food, inability to control portion size snacking between meals and not exercising.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Food & obesity: Mainly carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta, tortillas), fast food, soda, sweets are what i see my patients eating too much of which caused their obesity ... Read More
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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