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New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Obesity In Children (Definition)

Body mass index (bmi), expressed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m2), is commonly used to classify obesity among adults, and is also recommended for children. Bmi-for-age-growth charts for the United States are used to plot percentile. Children with bmi values at or above the 95th percentile are considered obese by this definition. Talk to ...Read more


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Could masterbution at age 15 had prematurly fused my growth plates by age 16 resulted in short height?

Could masterbution at age 15 had prematurly fused my growth plates by age 16 resulted in short height?

No Relation: If it were, there would be a lot more short people. Short height, however, could be affected by genetics, poor nourishment, very low body fat (like in some athletes), extreme dieting, testosterone/estrogen or testosterone/estrogen-like supplements. ...Read more

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Are kids gaining weight because the pe programs were dropped in schools?

Are kids gaining weight because the pe programs were dropped in schools?

Hard to say: This is really not a medical question, but more of a social political one. That said the amount of exercise provided by school pe is trivial. A larger reason children may be getting obese is the overall lack of exercise caused by decreased opportunities for "pick up sports" that kids once played ( sandlot ball! ) .Sports may become overly organized and the province of only the athletically gifted. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. at 26 y/0

Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. at 26 y/0

Unrelated in adult: Hypothyroidism in infants or children would be picked up when it began to interfere with growth. Growth assessment is part of routine checkups & leads to a drop off in growth rate.Linear growth stops in most females by 17 and males 18 when growth centers close. It is almost a decade since your linear growth was expected to stop,so a new diagnosis of low thyroid has nothing to do with your height ...Read more

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Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Not true: That just doesn't happen. These are simply tales which have no bearing on the reality of genetics. Children masturbate from the time they're very small. People would be dwarfs if this concept was based in any reality. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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Hate myself!doc said excessive ejeculation increases testestreone level causing premature & early fusion of growth plates stopping height!

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Hate myself!doc said excessive ejeculation increases testestreone level causing premature & early fusion of growth plates stopping height!

Go see another doc: Stop hating yourself, feeling guilty & being depressed. Excessive ejaculation has nothing to do w/your height. Otherwise, all men would be "short". If you haven't had a bone age xray performed yet, make sure to get one to prove to yourself whether you'll grow anymore or not. If growth plates open, then you'll grow. If growth plates are closed or fused, then you're at maximum height. ...Read more

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Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

It means: that your height is genetically determined and you will reach your genetically determined height if you are well nourished, have no chronic illness that can interfere with nutrition or energy metabolism, and are not under unusual physical or emotional stress. ...Read more

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What factor will age play in concussion risk?

What factor will age play in concussion risk?

Kids are more prone : Younger children (under 10) are more susceptible to concussion and may take longer to recover. If a concussion is suspected in a child an evaluation by a doctor should be performed asap and they should be taken out of any sport or strenuous activity for the remainder of that day. There should be no return until completely symptom free and cleared by a doctor. ...Read more

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How many teens commit suicide a year by jumping on train tracks in ca?

How many teens commit suicide a year by jumping on train tracks in ca?

Why do you ask?: Unusual question. Please talk to someone about this as this is not the forum to answer that. ...Read more

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Can we increase height even at age 24?

Not without surgery.: An adult stops growing after the epiphyseal plates (growth plates) of their long bones fuse together, which typically happens in the teenage years. After that, the only way to increase height is by bone-lengthening surgery, where a surgical break is made in the shin bones and an apparatus is inserted which allows a doctor to, day by day, painfully split the bones apart. You only get 2-3 inches. ...Read more

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Dont ignore!doc said excessive ejeculation can increase testestreone level high cause premature early fusion of growth plates stunting height increase?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Dont ignore!doc said excessive ejeculation can increase testestreone level high cause premature early fusion of growth plates stunting height increase?

Go see another doc: Stop feeling guilty & depressed. Excessive ejaculation won't increase your testosterone and it has nothing to do w/your height. Otherwise, all men would be "short". If you haven't had a bone age xray done yet, get one to give yourself an idea of what to expect. If growth plates are fused, you won't grow any taller. But if growth plates are open, you may still have a chance. ...Read more

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Is exercise advisable for pancreatic patient to increase weight 1kg dumbbell each Age 19 Height 5.8' weight 56kg.Have iidiopathic recurrent acute panc?

Is exercise advisable for pancreatic patient to increase weight 1kg dumbbell each Age 19 Height 5.8' weight 56kg.Have iidiopathic recurrent acute panc?

Couldn't hurt: Moderate exercise is rarely harmful for any condition. Listen to your body and don't push your exercising too far, too fast. Consult your doctor for tips and for what to avoid. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more