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What causes obesity to get worse?

What causes obesity to get worse?

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 depression symptoms, eating due to hunger shortly after meals (from high Insulin levels combined with dropping blood sugar levels), not exercising due to being very out-of-shape, not exercising due to being embarrassed by one's public appearance, etc... ...Read more

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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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What's your opinion on causes obesity?

What's your opinion on causes obesity?

Mo food, less active: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. In fat folk, our normal hormonal regulation of appetities is broke/gone and never coming back. We eat on the basis of triggers (sloth, wrath, pride/habit, etc)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet details this and gives ways to overcome it. ...Read more

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Is it diabetes that causes obesity or obesity that cause diabetes or both?

Is it diabetes that causes obesity or obesity that cause diabetes or both?

Some of both: Type 2 diabetes is highly genetic, but if you were to keep your weight down, you may never get it, or perhaps only late in life. So obesity contributes to diabetes. Many medications that treat diabetes tend to make you gain weight (eg. Insulin, sulfonylureas, actos) and if you are frequently hypoglycemic, you will tend to eat more. So treatment of diabetes can contribute to obesity. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to suddenly get a metabolism disorder that causes obesity?

Yes, but uncommon: There are metabolic disorders that cause obesity; hypothyroidism, cushing's syndrome. But most of the time it is not so exotic, but some combination of getting older with naturally slower metabolism, eating more (maybe stressed), less exercise, etc, etc. See your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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What causes obesity? Is it genetic?

What causes obesity? Is it genetic?

Could be.: Genetics can sometimes hard-wire an individual to be prone towards obesity, or at least overweight. These people will have a harder time losing weight and staying trim. Outside of genetics, we contribute to obesity in ourselves by limiting exercise and eating foods with high caloric densities and high fat contents. ...Read more

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Does calcium deficiency causes obesity or can create hindrance in loosing weight?

Does calcium deficiency causes obesity or can create hindrance in loosing weight?

Calcium: Deficiency in calcium is rare, and excess is much more common. Calcium has a vital role in muscle and cardiovascular function. Deficiency of calcium does not cause obesity. ...Read more

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Obesity cause and solutions?

Obesity cause and solutions?

Eating/exercise: Obesity is caused by eating too many calories and/or burning too few calories. Obesity goes away by taking in fewer daily calories than you burn. So eat less calories and exercise more. Weight daily and if your weight is staying the same or going down you're on the right track. If it goes up, then you're not doing enough. Period. ...Read more

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What are the major causes ofinfant obesity?

What are the major causes ofinfant obesity?

Overfeeding/ diet: The contributors to infant obesity are diverse.Assuming a babies sucking behavior means hunger rather than self comfort.Teaching baby to eat rather than fuss(invalidating their feelings & training them to be hungry instead)equating feeding with loving.Rewards based on high calorie foods. Families with patterns of overnutrition who fail to recognize it for infants.Etc.Etc. ...Read more

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