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My baby is 8mnths old, 72cm, , weighing 12kgs.Please advice is my baby obese? Whats the ultimate weight

My baby is 8mnths old, 72cm, , weighing 12kgs.Please advice is my baby obese? Whats the ultimate weight

Depends: On how long your baby is. Use this calculator to determine if the weight is appropriate for the height: http://www.Childgrowthcalculator.Com/. ...Read more

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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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How fat are babies supposed to be? Can babies be obese?

How fat are babies supposed to be? Can babies be obese?

Babies: Not supposed to be any specific weight per se. babies should grow to their own growth curve. We can overfeed them even as babies which can lead to obesity later on in life. ...Read more

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Benefits of baby aspirin for obese male 62 with high blood pressure?

Benefits of baby aspirin for obese male 62 with high blood pressure?

Probably high: This is a difficult to answer question as more of your health history is needed such do you get an upset stomach from Aspirin or ibuprofen? Have you ever had an ulcer? Do you have macular degeneration? Do you bleed or bruise easily? For a good review of Aspirin usage see my blog at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. ...Read more

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Is my baby pre-disposed to obesity?

Is my baby pre-disposed to obesity?

Perhaps.: A recent iom recommendation states: healthcare professionals should consider 1) children’s attained weight-for-length or BMI ? 85th percentile, 2) children’s rate of weight gain, and 3) parental weight status as risk factors in assessing which young children are at highest risk of later obesity and its adverse consequences. So, see your pediatrician for health supervision visits and ask each time. ...Read more

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My baby is in the highest percentile for weight, does this mean he will be obese?

My baby is in the highest percentile for weight, does this mean he will be obese?

No: Percentiles simply measurements based on a point in time - the trends are what's important. If height and weight are at the top of the chart - perhaps your family is tall? There are many explanations. However, if weight is much higher than height relatively, your doctor may raise concerns. Follow the trends - and focus on healthy eating, not necessarily the weight percentile. ...Read more

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I was a a fat baby, and now i'm skinny. Am I at risk for obesity later?

I was a a fat baby, and now i'm skinny. Am I at risk for obesity later?

Unfortunately yes: Numerous studies have shown that obesity at birth increases one's risk of being obese in adulthood. The risk also depends on whether or not your parents are obese. If one parent is obese, the risk of the child's obesity increases from 7% to 40%. If you are no longer obese, keep it that way by continuing to be active and be mindful of what you eat. ...Read more

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Trying for a baby since 1 year. Is it because am obese I can't conceive?

Trying for a baby since 1 year. Is it because am obese I can't conceive?

It is possible: It is known that obesity can contribute to infertility. As well known how it can affect women's ability to ovulate normally, but obesity also seems to have a more complex effect leading to infertility in women who even ovulate normally. You should seek the input of a health care provider in person, so that further testing may be considered and/or undertaken to address your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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If someone is extremely obese, can they still carry a baby full term & deliever?

If someone is extremely obese, can they still carry a baby full term & deliever?

Possible : Associated conditions such as pcos an cah may limit this to some degree and medical treatment may be indicated. Maternal complications such as gestational diabetes and fetal complications such as large for gestational age is common. Pr-pregnancy consultation with your OB or mfm specialist is advised. ...Read more

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Is it true that you are now never supposed to add cereal to babies bottles because it could lead to childhood obesity.?

Is it true that you are now never supposed to add cereal to babies bottles because it could lead to childhood obesity.?

Avoid overfeeding: Overfeeding can lead to excessive weight gain. There is a correlation between rapid early weight gain and childhood obesity. Baby cereal has iron and provides additional nutrients and is usually started at around the age of 4 months. ...Read more

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