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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
Is it true that you are now never supposed to add cereal to babies bottles because it could lead to childhood obesity.?
I have pcos snd know all about the issues with obesity and conceiving but I don't dont see y I see a ton of obese women having babies and I cant?
Different problem: The obesity associated with pcos results from imbalances in hormones that affect fertility (mostly over production of androgens, or male hormones in women). This isn't your fault, but obesity in other women may be due to other causes that don't involve hormone problems. See your gyn or endocrinologist to plan a productive fertility strategy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 8mnths old, 72cm, , weighing 12kgs.Please advice is my baby obese? Whats the ultimate weight
If you are obese, are you more likely to have an obese baby due to your actual size or due to the stuff in your diet?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?
See REI specialist: 5 years is too long trying, either for a 1st child or in your case one more. This is a good time to see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist (rei) to find out why you're not pregnant. Ovulation issues like pcos can get worse if you gain weight but it could be unrelated - like an egg supply or a sperm issue. (answer continues as a comment, click on comment below to see). ...Read more