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Obesity in adults

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lifestyle changes: Are essential. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned mu ... 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
In many ways: Children have the capacity to develop more fat cells until late childhood. After that, fat cells can get larger. So, an obese child will struggle more ... 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 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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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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Can be many: There are not only physical effects, but also emotional effects on children with obesity. Some of the long-term health complications include diabetes, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Mutual support helps: Compulsive overeating disrupts work and social relationships. These problems may indeed be repaired through participation in mutual support groups su ... 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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