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Dr. Scott Shapiro
456 doctors shared insights

Adult Obesity (Overview)

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.


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How can I get rid of the excess skin caused by my prior obesity?

How can I get rid of the excess skin caused by my prior obesity?

Lose excess skin: Body contouring surgery can remove the excess skin after weight loss. Common procedures are tummy tuck, arm lift , thigh lift, breast lift +/- augmentation, face & necklift, body lift, buttock lift. The procedures needed, and combination or sequence of procedures, varies in each patient. I recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon, and start with addressing what bothers you most. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Shapiro
456 doctors shared insights

Adult Obesity (Overview)

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.


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What is the definition or description of: adult obesity?

What is the definition or description of: adult obesity?

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. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Tip)

Get fitter america! obesity rates doubled between 1990 and 2010 and they continue to rise! ...See more

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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
Once
Exercise regularly
Weekly
Eat a balanced diet
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What is the relationship between being an overweight child and adult obesity?

What is the relationship between being an overweight child and adult obesity?

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. The taste mechanism is a signal to the brain that gives pleasure. It should be a combination of sweet, sour, bitter, astringent, salt and metal that gives flavor as appredciated in all "god made" food. Obesity is a reflection of hedonism. ...Read more

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What goes through the mind of a doctor when they are examing an adult obese patient's body?

What goes through the mind of a doctor when they are examing an adult obese patient's body?

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 and reverse the obesity? Can she exercise more to burn more calories each day? ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Tip)

Losing Weight

Liposuction and other cosmetic surgical treatments are not treatments for obesity. ...See more

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How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

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 yummy, exercise can be fun or just moving around can be may motivate them to make a change. Also emphasizing their improved quality of life. Berating someone or negative talk most likely will not lead to any real change. They have heard it before. ...Read more

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When an obese child loses weight, why does she is prone to gain weight in the future compared to an obese adult who lose weight?

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 prone to becoming obese than an adult who has lost weight. It's the other way around. Metabolism slows with age, so weight gain tends to be greater in adults. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Tip)

Losing Weight

“the commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity.” mervyn deitel. ...See more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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