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How much weight do I need to lose to be healthy? I am 5'6 and 205 lbs. Also-am I obese or overweight?

BMI: BMI is 33 considered obese. Your BMR- measures the basic calories you need per day is 2065 -. Would increase activity walk/bike 45 minutes, use 5-10 lbs weights to tone, cut no more than 200 calories/day remember you are still growing, f/u/ w/ doc. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/#result http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.ht ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Does my being overweight/obese affect my fertility?

Does my being overweight/obese affect my fertility?

Yes and No.: Estrogen is needed for egg production and Progesterone for implantation. Once implantation occurs, Progesterone must increase until placenta takes over (at end of first trimester) and continue throughout pregnancy. Fat tissue produces estrogen and can inhibit effectiveness of Progesterone and thyroid. Get salivary test to check hormone levels over 30 days and check thyroid, antibodies, and rt3. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is being overweight/obese in genes?

I need your expertise, is being overweight/obese in genes?

Yes: And in those genetically predisposed, poor diet, inactivity make it worse. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to being overweight or obese?

Are there any health benefits to being overweight or obese?

No: There are none. The downside is the likelihood of type 2 diabetes with progression to heart disease, kidney failure, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease etc. ...Read more

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Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight ?

Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight
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Weight problem: Health risks of Obesity are •Heart disease •High blood pressureStrokeDiabetesOsteoarthritisBreathing problems Health Risks of being underweight- more likely to have infections due to effect on immune system. There can be Vitamins, Iron, and Calcium deficiencies. Being overweight is not normal as it may be due to poor coping with stress causing low self image, anxiety, de-pression. ...Read more

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Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight ?


Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight
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?: I don't understand the question. By definition, overweight is not normal. It's definitely better than being obese but still high risk. Underweight is also not good but for different reasons. ...Read more

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What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

BMI is key: Overweight is a bmi over 25. (about 20-25 pounds overweight). Obesity is a bmi from 30-35. This is roughly 30-60 pounds overweight. Morbid obesity is a bmi over 35 (roughly 70 or more pounds overweight). ...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