A 17-year-old female asked:
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i am 17 and my bmi is 39 and i am overweight since i was 5. how do i get healthier?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Diet and exercise: Are key components as well as screening for other medical conditions.
Answered on Jun 2, 2013
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lose that weight.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss.
Answered on Jan 21, 2016

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