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What are the statistics of obesity and anorexia in america?

What are the statistics of obesity and anorexia in america?

Staggering: Among americans age 20 & older, 154.7 million are overweight or obese (bmi of 25.0 kg/m2 and higher): 79.9 million men & 74.8 million women. 23.9 million children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese; 33.0% of boys and 30.4% of girls. Of these children, 12.7 million are obese; 18.6% of boys and 15.0% of girls. One in 200 american women suffers from anorexia. ...Read more

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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


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Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

It is stabilizing: While the incidence of obesity has been on the rise for the last few decades, recent data indicates that it appears to be leveling off. The exact reasons are unclear, but increased awareness of the problem and the deleterious effects of fast food are felt to be factors. ...Read more

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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

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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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What's the cost of diabetes in america?

What's the cost of diabetes in america?

About US$180 billion: Estimates like these are fraught with difficulties. Anyway you look at it the number is huge. Figure in prediabetes, gestational diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes and total cost is somewhere around $220 billion. Data from the american diabetic association national diabetes fact sheet. ...Read more

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What're the major causes of obesity in children?

Poor choices: poor food choices, lack of portion control, inactivity, TV time, are all contributing factors to obesity in the united states. ...Read more

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Which is the statistic of accidents in malaysia from year 2000-2005?

Which is the statistic of accidents in malaysia from year 2000-2005?

Which type: Information can be easily googled regarding road safety. It is reported to have the 17th most dangerous roads in the world per: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/22/Nations-with-deadliest-roads-Malaysia-17th/. I don't know about accidents in general. ...Read more

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Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

WHO: The world health organization and the cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). ...Read more

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In the past three decades, have carbohydrates in this country comprised a larger % of our caloric intake?

In the past three decades, have carbohydrates in this country comprised a larger % of our caloric intake?

Yes thats true: The worst carb are the sugar rich sodas which have been promoted by the soda industry and the fruit juices.The creals fortified with sugars are another cause.There is incresed consumption of processed food.This is all at home when people eat out thats a different story, there sky is the limit in calorie and carb intake especially for children. The result is obesity, diabetese, hypertension, heart dis. ...Read more

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Why is the prevalence of obesity so high in recent years?

Why is the prevalence of obesity so high in recent years?

Modern obesity.: Several reasons why obesity is so prevalent nowadays. Technology has made us all quite sedentary. We tend to eat foods of convenience rather than sitting down for slow, healthy family meals. We're often working too hard to get adequate sleep and we're under constant stress. Often we state we don't have time to exercise. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed. ...Read more

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How common is HIV in teens in the state of PA??

How common is HIV in teens in the state of PA??

Teenage HIV in PA: Adolescents ages 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases each year in the U.S. [CDC]. So this data indicates 'it's not just HIV' you have to be aware of. For the State of PA, teens made up 5% of new infections in 2012 - and that was almost 1,500 cases. This doesn't count those who are living with the virus. (Stats from PA Dept of health). Be safe! ...Read more

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What is the prevalence rate of vitamin d deficiency globally and in asia in particular?

What is the prevalence rate of vitamin d deficiency globally and in asia in particular?

High: There isn't widespread screening but where it is screened for in many cases it is low especially in the context of any kind of ill health. Surprisingly this is true even in tropical countries where one would think sun exposure would prevent deficiency. One explanation is that it is being broken down by free cadmium, an air pollutant that has been increasing. Poor nutrition increases risk. ...Read more

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Are there any free psychiatric services in the east end of montreal in english?

Are there any free psychiatric services in the east end of montreal in english?

Wrong place to ask: You would be best served looking in government section of the phone book in your area or calling health services. It's a long shot that one of the professionals on this site is going to know the answer. ...Read more

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What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

Overweight: CDC data from 2007 to 2010 reports that adult men in the U.S., on average, have a BMI of 28.6. Adult women have an average BMI of 28.7. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read more

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What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

Childhood obesity: The government has began some plans in helping educate and treat the increasing problem of childhood obesity but the real prevention should start at home with educating families on eating healthier and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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