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what is the definition or description of: adult obesity?

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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 resistance. This leads to high triglycerides (and low hdl) and fat storage, then to depressed thyroid function. This metabolic syndrome is responsible for a large percentage of hypertention, diabetes, heart disease which is the cause of millions of deaths.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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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 ratio can also be used. Greater than 0.5 means obesity.
Answered on Jul 4, 2015
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Dr. Mabria Loqman
37 years experience Bariatrics
BMI values for obesity varies in different parts of the world. In Japan and other Asian countries, BMI>25 is defined as obese
Jul 28, 2014
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.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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