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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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Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Use with caution...: ...As the simple number spit out by these calculators only tells a small piece of the story. But here's one link: http://growthcalc.Chip.Org/growthcalc. ...Read more

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Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Any BMI calculator: Bmi is only dependent on height and weight. Unfortunately age and gender don't factor into the calculation, thus one of the limitation of the calculation. Many elite body builders would be considered overweight or obese, as an example. As a result of low body fat. Use the calculation as an initial guide and work with your pcp or a dietitian to further evaluate the child's condition. ...Read more

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Is there a diet for overweight children?

Is there a diet for overweight children?

Overweight : The best diet for overweight children is a healthy and nutritious diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, protein (beans, peanuts and tree nuts, fish, white meat and lean beef), milk with reduced fat (preferably fat-free including yogurt), devoid of soda and juice but copious in water. Correct calorie counts for age should be exercised. Do not forget that at least one hour physical activity per day. ...Read more

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What symptoms will an overweight child display?

What symptoms will an overweight child display?

Possibly some: The obsity is bad enough and reflects poor diet, particularly sugary stuff. The trouble with that is that it might make the child more emotional and cause add or adhd or even more colds, "flu" etc. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my child from getting overweight?

How do I prevent my child from getting overweight?

Eat right & exercise: Start early by giving a wide variety of healthy foods to infants & toddlers. Make snacks healthy (fruits & veggies, not chips). Exercise regularly as a family (bike rides, walks, swimming, ball games). Don't eat in front of the tv. Don't buy the unhealthy foods: if it's not in the house, the kids won't eat it. Eat as a family and try not to eat until stuffed (be a role model for the kids). ...Read more

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Are there any help programs for mothers with overweight children?

Are there any help programs for mothers with overweight children?

Programs: Most children's hospitals have weight management programs emphasizing life style changes promoting nutition, exercise and making comprehensive changes in life to promote weight loss and better health.Consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Does being overweight affect the height of a child during growing through puberty?

Does being overweight affect the height of a child during growing through puberty?

Final Height- No: Unless you are malnourished , or have a chronic disease or syndrome, your final height is genetically dtermined, regardless of obesity. ...Read more

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Can my 13 have diabetes. He is overweight, but i didn't think kids can have it at his age. ?

Can my 13 have diabetes. He is overweight, but i didn't think kids can have it at his age. ?

Diabetes can present: At any age especially type i diabetes which tends to present at very young age. Healthy diet, weight reduction and exercise will help in reducing the risk of diabetes. Simple blood test is needed to diagnose diabetes. ...Read more

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