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Do you know anything about teen obesity?

Do you know anything about teen obesity?

Strong 4 Life Prog.: Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta has a resource site that is useful for families... http://www.strong4life.com/ ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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Need expert advice. What health problems are related with teen obesity?

Need expert advice. What health problems are related with teen obesity?

Obesity teenager: There are over 20 different medical conditions that have been linked with obesity. The damage is cumulative over time. They range from elevated cholesterol, to high blood pressure, to heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, reflux, asthma, and arthritis. These over shadow the depression, social isolation, social dysfunction, and anxiety all magnified as a teen and all related to obesity. ...Read more

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How can a health education class help prevent teen obesity?

How can a health education class help prevent teen obesity?

Nutrition: If the health education class includes topics on good nutrition and exercise, it can certainly help prevent teen obesity. Good nutrition habits and regular exercise are the best ways to prevent obesity and type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

Yes: Overweight/obesity/morbid obesity has increased in all pediatric age groups (2-18 years old) every year since 1980. ...Read more

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How can obesity effect teens?

How can obesity effect teens?

Obesity and teens: It can have a dramatic effect on a teenager. I see many teens, as young as 13 years of age who are morbidly obese and their stories are heartbreaking. Getting teased, not having friends, not being able to play sports with their peers, not being included in social activities, etc. Then there is the diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc that they develop early which damages their body. ...Read more

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What can an obese teen do to lose weight?

Find casue of obese: Its not hard, just write down everything you eat or drink for 5 days, here is a list of the top 6 reasons for weight gain, if you are eating or drinking them, stop and find better choices: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast food 3. Skipping meals 4. Fried food at lunch or dinner 5. Bad breakfasts-bagels, muffins, sugary cereal 6 bad snacks remember these are are in order, start on top, change only 2. ...Read more

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If obese as a teen, what are my chances of being thin through my life?

Obesity: Nothing is impossible as long as you have the determination to do it. ...Read more

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What types of social problems do obese teens and adults face?

What types of social problems do obese teens and adults face?

Many in addition: In addition, it is well known that obese people earn less money at their job, also are less likely to get a job.Obesity is often judged by others as a sign that a person could be lazy or not work as hard at their job. In todays world, where jobs are not as plentiful, obesity could stand in a person's way when he/she applies for a job. Please note that I do not agree with these negative perceptions. ...Read more

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What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

Diabetes and others: Being obese at any age puts you at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension and of having an undesirable cholesterol pattern. The big worry for teens is that you have so many years of anticipated life ahead of you (more so than someone in middle age) so that developing these problems at an early age is more likely to lead to complications of diabetes and/or early cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent type 2 diabetes in an obese teen?

How can I help prevent type 2 diabetes in an obese teen?

Go Mobile!: aggressively change your family lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. We recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Designed by a 12 year old in my practice https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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