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Different Points Of View On Obesity
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
I'm super obese and think it's not my own fault, despite other's opinions. What can I do to change these views?
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
Why is there fat bias when an ors treats a slim patient differently from an obese patient with the same injury.
Perhaps: I can't speak for everyone but justifiably or not some healthcare providers may well feel that at least a part of the injury might have been sustained due to obesity's effect on one's body. It is also likely that it is harder to examine an obese person than a normal-weight one. On the other hand, it may also be your own perception . If you are obese, losing weight can only help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bodyfat distribution: Abdominal/visceral/android obesity is body fat around the internal organs. This fat is harmful to metabolism and health: more heart disease & diabetes/worse cholesterol. Waist circumference is a surrogate/crude measurement but includes error of fat located under the skin.Think apple shape body. Gynoid obesity is body fat in thighs/buttocks that's less metabolically harmful. Think pear shaped body. ...Read more
M indian.Why sometimes two slightly obese girls of same height, weight, body shape have
2 different amount(one has more than the other) of belly fats?
Multiple reasons: Not everyone is the same in genetics, diet, exercise, stress, sleep patterns, etc. There are infinite varieties of combinations of factors leading to amount of belly fat. Diets high in sweets, processed foods, and other simple carbohydrates (like white rice) can lead to Insulin resistance and more belly fat. High stress and inconsistent sleep can also lead to more belly fat. ...Read more
M South Indian.Why in most cases an obese man and women or obese girl or boy of same weight and height has different levels of belly fat?Male has more
Can belly fat accumulate in different proportions among sisters , i know a family where obese younger girl has more belly fat than her old obese sister?
Variable: Where fat accumulates can vary from person to person depending upon their genetic predisposition, height, weight, Insulin resistance, etc. In all of them, however, it relates to weight gain increasing Insulin resistance, and can be improved by diet, exercise and weight loss -- + medication if needed. Check w/doctor. ...Read more
A 2014 study says Artificial sweetener contribute to obesity by altering the composition and function of bacterial populations in the gut.Your view?
Not really: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more
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