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Does rett syndrome make girls overweight?

Does rett syndrome make girls overweight?

Probably not: This is a very rare disorder: 1 in 10, 000 due to an x-chromosome linked genetic disorder. Feeding is a problem, esophageal reflux is common, and death is sometimes due to malnutrition. Here is a national institute of health link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002503/ i've never seen a case and few doctors have. I sympathize with your child's condition. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What is better for my 10 year old overweight child: a treadmill or a cycling machine?

What is better for my 10 year old overweight child:  a treadmill or a cycling machine?

PlAy is better: Active lifestyle is what i stress and for a 10 year old i would use the word play, kicking a soccer ball, jumping rope playing tag playing hide and seek, riding a bike also chores like walking your dog yard work cleaning your room. I would not say treadmill or jogging! make it fun. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat for teen girls?

How to lose belly fat for teen girls?

Teen age weight: The best way to loose weight in any body part is with diet and exercise. For most teens the fastest way to do this is to cut out sugary beverages from their diet (soda, juice, coffee drinks, gatorade, etc). From one 12oz sugary drink each day in addition to all the regular foods a person will gain almost 20lbs per year! cut that out and fast weight loss. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs/week. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a teen to be overweight?

What are the causes of a teen to be overweight?

Multiple factors: Generally, a young person who is overweight is not exercising enough (a minimum is 150 minutes per week in youth) and making poor food selections. A part of the problem typically is too much caloric intake. There is a correlation of "screen time" with obesity. More screen time -> more weight. Finally, in some stress or depression can contribute. Start with more exercise and smart eating. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is intermittent fasting unhealthy for teen girls?

Can you tell me is intermittent fasting unhealthy for teen girls?

Fasting: Teen age girls are in the middle of a growth spurt. Fasting may be harmful because a wholesome diet is needed to sustain growth. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is intermittent fasting unhealthy for teen girls?

I'm not sure but is intermittent fasting unhealthy for teen girls?

Generally speaking..: Participation in fad diets like these are concerning behaviors for teenage girls. They may also lead to other health problems or be symptoms of psychological concerns. Dietary concerns like these should be discussed with your child and your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Why teen girls have unhealthy eating habits?

Why teen  girls  have unhealthy eating habits?

Role models: The most common reason is that public models and figures in the entertainment and fashion industry have an obsession with thin-ness. This model for young girls is a powerful attraction and may contribute by imitation to unhealthy eating habits. A few of course do the opposite, eating badly and thoroughly and gain too much weight. ...Read more

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Why are some teen girls so mean?

Why are some teen girls so mean?

Because they can be: People must learn how to be nice. A group of girls will bond together by being cruel to someone who is different; teenaged men do the same. It's an unpleasant fact of life; the only upside is that, say, a fat girl who's ridiculed may decide to get serious about weight loss, or a bullied boy may develop athletic / fighting skills that end it and give him enjoyment. Be a good example yourself. ...Read more