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Are obese people resistant to leptin?

Are obese people resistant to leptin?

Yes: Although leptin is a circulating signal that reduces appetite, obese individuals generally exhibit an unusually high circulating concentration of leptin. These people are said to be resistant to the effects of leptin, in much the same way that people with type 2 diabetes are resistant to the effects of insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Are people who are obese more likely to develop hernias?

Hernia: If a person is obese, his chances of developing a hernia or significantly greater then someone who is not.. However anyone can develop a hernia, living heavy objects, coughing, genetics, and some disease states. ...Read more

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Are obese people typically warmer because they have more fat to insulate themselves?

Are obese people typically warmer because they have more fat to insulate themselves?

Obesity effects: I understand your concern. Studies done on both cold-water swimmers and hospital patients have shown that people with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) are less susceptible to hypothermia because fat insulates the body’s core. In people with a higher BMI, subcutaneous fat effectively insulates the body’s core, while the skin cools. Some obese people feel cold in winter. ...Read more

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Why are overweight people more prone to heart attacks?

Why are overweight people more prone to heart attacks?

Not the overweight: It is not the overweight per say that increases the risk for heart attack but the other factors like sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise and may be other bad habits associated and resulted in overweight and obesity. ...Read more

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Why are people who are overweight so hungry?

Why are people who are overweight so hungry?

Overwieght eating: It is a fallacy that overweight people are always hungry. Did you know that if you ate an extra healthy apple (100 calories) just before going to bed every night that you would be one pound heavier in one month, 12 pounds heavier in one year, 60 pounds heavier in five years! it does not take very much to become overweight! ...Read more

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Are overweight people more susceptible to heat? Why do they have less stamina?

Are overweight people more susceptible to heat? Why do they have less stamina?

Obesity: The obese have more fat layer which is an insulation and is more difficult to cool. Usually the obese are less conditioned than thin people and have less stamina, this is exacerbated by the need to pump blood to the extra fat which obligates more work to satisfy metabolic needs. ...Read more

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What are some things that obese people can do to stop being obese?

What are some things that obese people can do to stop being obese?

Several things: The most important part is your commitment to change it. There is no secrets, just hard work. See your physician to start a diet and exercise program according to your body and health condition. He may use medication to help you achieve your goals. But we can only show you the door: you are the one who have to cross it. ...Read more

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Do fat or overweight people tend to have emotional problems more than normal weight people?

Do fat or overweight people tend to have emotional problems more than normal weight people?

Yes: www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/views/fink-still-at-large... The association between obesity and severe mental illness is clear. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21565594 obesity is associated with an approximately 25% increase in odds of mood and anxiety disorders and an approximately 25% decrease in odds of substance use disorders. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1913935. ...Read more

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Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Muscle mass: The body mass index (bmi) is simply a calculation based on weight and height. It does not factor in body composition. Muscle is more dense and heavier than the same volume of fat. Therefore someone can have a higher muscle mass accounting for their weight giving her a higher bmi. ...Read more

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Big muscley men who weigh similar 2 that of an obese man Are they technically obese also And are they likely to develop medical issues like fat people?

Big muscley men who weigh similar 2 that of an obese man Are they technically obese also And are they likely to develop medical issues like fat people?

Overweight/Obesity: Measure of weight status is Body Mass Index, or BMI. Overweight is BMI between 25.0 and 29.9; BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Excess weight is associated with increased incidence of Cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus Hypertension, Stroke and Osteoarthritis. Per your information of anxiety, Depression, and use of Fluoxetine, See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses ...Read more

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Why are people less likely to be fat/obese in college?

Why are people less likely to be fat/obese in college?

As compared to when?: Many people are older teens or young adults. Many people put on weight as their adult age advances. I would suspect that many college students are also physically active. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting gestational hypertension?

Are some people more prone to getting gestational hypertension?

Gest. Hypertension: Since people who have gestational hypertension are more likely to get essential hypertension, then any person who is destined to get hypertension are at risk. A hx of this problem in a prior pregnancy, your first pregnancy, teen pregnancy and older age pregnancy, twins, obesity, and women with diabetes are your largest risk factors for this problem. ...Read more

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How are some people resistent to mebendezanole?

Misinformed?: People are not resistant to a drug. The bug being treated may be resistant to the bug. ...Read more

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Are people who are intolerant more likely to get depression and mental disease?

Not really!: Intolerance is a manifestation of a person's inability to have the ability to be compassionate and understand that like themselves we all have "bad hair days". Probably these people have more inner demons with which they struggle. But in my opinion mental illness is not more likely among those who are intolerant than the rest of us. But being tolerant sure makes daily life much smoother. ...Read more

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Are obese people or people with bad diets more prone to cancer? If so, what cancers?

Are obese people or people with bad diets more prone to cancer?  If so, what cancers?

Very much so: The most commonly associated cancers of increased risk with obese persons are/involve(in no particular order): - gallbladder - esophagus(food pipe) - pancreas - colon - breast - uterine - kidney - thyroid ...Read more

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Could all people who are obese, overweight, and children have fatty liver?

Could all people who are obese, overweight, and children have fatty liver?

Fatty liver: It is generally true that obese individuals have fatty liver. Of the over 5000 operations that my partners and I have done, i would say that pretty much everyone who is obese has fatty liver to some degree. Some have it really bad, and some have a very mild amount. The good news is that when you lose weight, most of that goes away. ...Read more

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How many obese people are actually obese due to illness and how many just due to laziness?

How many obese people are actually obese due to illness and how many just due to laziness?

Look differently : There is much that we don't understand about obesity, but it is a disorder and it is very complicated. It is a chronic medical condition which needs attention from a wide variety of services. The way the food industry targets children, soda machines in schools, decreased government funding for pe programs, not enough side walks or safe places to play, socioeconomic constraints, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cabay
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Leptin (Definition)

Leptin is a hormone (a chemical made in one part of the body that is carried by the blood to other parts of the body) made by fat cells, and may have effects on appetite and the way ...Read more