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Why is obesity important to care for or prevent?

Why is obesity important to care for or prevent?

Risks of obesity.: Obesity can compromise the heart, the lungs, the liver, the knees, the hips, the ankles, the muscles, the spine. It can affect your sleep making you tired and inattentive during the day. And oh yes, it can shorten your life expectancy. ...Read more

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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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How do you prevent obesity?

How do you prevent obesity?

FoodChoicesQuant.Ex.: Similar ques. Answered many times this site. Obesity: excess stored fat. Food most easily stored as fat: sugars/carbs, thus ?intake. ?non-processed fats, moderate protein & very ?sugar/carb food plus regular exercise most effective in ?tendency to store ?fat. Study: stossel debunking food myths” “how the government make you fat”, nusi.Org, lustig fat chance, etc. Ancel keys dishonesty ?obesity. ...Read more

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Can a health education class help prevent teenage obesity?

Can a health education class help prevent teenage obesity?

Hopefully: It might take more than a health education class but in general, the more knowledge you know about a disease, the better your chance of combating it. ...Read more

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What is a good way to prevent obesity through school programs?

What is a good way to prevent obesity through school programs?

Have programs: Having programs would be a good start. We successfully got children to be anti-smoking with the tobacco education in schools. Those kids go home and tell their parents to quit! we could do the same thing with obesity through exercise and healthy eating. With the public education system financially destitute, another program will be tough - needed, but tough. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can prevent obesity in genes?

Can you tell me how i can prevent obesity in genes?

Obesity & Genetics.: If you're genetically prone to obesity, you're kinda stuck. You can't change your genetic makeup, but you can minimize its impact through eating properly, exercising regularly, and never smoking. Keep your weight down and don't take being slim for granted, as being lax will let your weight creep right up again. ...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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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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How can obesity in children be prevented?

How can obesity in children be prevented?

Healthy lifestyle: It isn't easy because of all the junk food and minimization of physical activity relative to screen time. However, keeping kids active and instilling in them healthy eating by example is the best way to go. Emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle by example and your kids will do better. ...Read more

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What role does nutrition play in how we prevent obesity in children and adolescents?

What role does nutrition play in how we prevent obesity in children and adolescents?

A lot: Obesity in children or adolescents or adults is due to imbalance of intake and expenditure of calories. A simple view is that obesity is the result of taking in more calories than are expended. Caloric restriction and increase in physical activity are both important in controlling obesity. ...Read more

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What role does nutrition play in how we assess, treat, and prevent obesity in children?

What role does nutrition play in how we assess, treat, and prevent obesity in children?

Nutrition: For babies 1. breast feed as long as possible 2. don't introduce fruit juices until they are atleast six months old. Limit juices to less than 4 oz in a day 3. soothe your babywith something other than juice or bottle milk; use gentle touch, calm environment Children >1 year: nutritional education, stimulus control, modification of eating habits, physical activity, attitude change, reinforcement ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more