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Which type of main food cause obesity?

Food & obesity: Mainly carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta, tortillas), fast food, soda, sweets are what i see my patients eating too much of which caused their obesity. ...Read 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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What types of social problems do obese adolescents face?

What types of social problems do obese adolescents face?

Depends: We all face social problems and there are no particular social problems associated with being obese. However people may face social problems based on a lot of factors like being obese or too thin, too tall or too short, white, black, yellow or red and on and on. Any of these can become a problem or not depending on how we view ourselves and cope with these factors relative to those around us. ...Read more

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I have type 1 obesity. What is the best pill to complement my diet?

I have type 1 obesity. What is the best pill to complement my diet?

Weight loss diet: If you are on a weight loss diet, you may be at risk for vitamin deficiencies, especially if you are avoiding fruits, which you should, if you want to lose efficiently. A good multivitamin may be your best friend in this situation. I have my weight loss patients take multivitamins, calcium, potassium, and fish oil. They are on a very low carb, medically supervised diet and they lose quickly. ...Read more

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Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Fat percent: Likely because your amount of fat relative to your total body weight hasn't changed, both have decreased. ...Read more

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What is the connection between obesity and diabetes type i?

What is the connection between obesity and diabetes type i?

Insulin Insensitivty: Obesity(fat) requires massive amounts of Insulin from the pancreas to store "the product". Additionally, the pancreas becomes depleted of Insulin or "the product" acts as its' own "production facility" decreasing its' sensitivity for Insulin to act. Either way diabetes then becomes more difficult to treat leading to the term a "brittle" diabetic with all the compiications thereof including death. ...Read more

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What types of social problems do obese teens and adults face?

What types of social problems do obese teens and adults face?

Many in addition: In addition, it is well known that obese people earn less money at their job, also are less likely to get a job.Obesity is often judged by others as a sign that a person could be lazy or not work as hard at their job. In todays world, where jobs are not as plentiful, obesity could stand in a person's way when he/she applies for a job. Please note that I do not agree with these negative perceptions. ...Read more

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I have obesity and gasses,cannot control diet, dieting make me feel weak,pain in different areas?

I have obesity and gasses,cannot control diet, dieting make me feel weak,pain in different areas?

Obesity: I understand your feelings and your dilemma. See your Physician about your diet, weight, risk factors for Diabetes, heart disease, high Blood Pressure, risk factors in family history and complications of these illnesses. See a Nutritionist to understand daily caloric intake, balanced diet See a Psychiatrist for depression, impulse control, helplessness, self-esteem and coping skills for stressors ...Read more

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Age 40. Never been diabetic or fat. I thought Type 2 only afflicts fat/obese people. So if I've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic is it Type 1?

Age 40.  Never been diabetic or fat.  I thought Type 2 only afflicts fat/obese people.  So if I've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic is it Type 1?

Could be type 1: Hi. Yes, type 1 is certainly possible. Easiest way to tell would be to check type 1 autoantibodies (antibodies against GAD, IA-2, and insulin). There are, however, non-obese type 2's. Whatever type it is, control it well, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, control blood pressure and lipids, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best obesity surgery type?

What is the best obesity surgery type?

Depends: Bypass is ideal for patients with severe gastric reflux or severe obesity or bad diabetes. Sleeve is great for moderate diabetes and mild reflux. Band is ok for thinner patients ( bmi < 40) who have minimal reflux, no diabetes, and good eating habits. Duodenal switch still too much malabsorption. ...Read more

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