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What percent of america is obese at end of 2012?

What percent of america is obese at end of 2012?

Too many- read on: By definition a person is considered obese if bmi is 30 or greater. The percentage is 35.7 and source is the cdc. I attached the website where you can read the cdc report and see the slides. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Why would america have such a high proportion of obese people?

Why would america have such a high proportion of obese people?

Food and Cars: Compared to 50 years ago, we now eat much more food at meals, we snack more, we consume more sugar and carbs, and we eat out more at fast food places (where the portion size has trebled). Food is cheaper as proportion of income too. We also drive more, take elevators and escalators and not stairs, spend more time sitting watching tv/computers, and have jobs that are more sedentary. ...Read more

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How can Americans become less obese with small, everyday changes?

How can Americans become less obese with small, everyday changes?

Lifestyle changes: We as a country do not have a concept of portion control. Being mindful of how many calories one takes in daily and doing a daily cardiovascular exercise regimen will likely help us deal with obesity. ...Read more

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Why are so many people in rural america obese now? Dont they grow their own food?

Why are so many people in rural america obese now? Dont they grow their own food?

No way: Just because people in rural america are near farms or have more land doesn't mean they grow their own food. Plus, the problem is convenience and eating out. The service, convenience, and fast food industries in america are horrible - every chain restaurant and most single-location restaurants serve high-fat, high-cholesterol, high-salt, low nutrition foods for cost and speed. ...Read more

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Why arent americans concerned about the obesity of their neighbors, apart from the costs?

Why arent americans concerned about the obesity of their neighbors, apart from the costs?

The Blame Game?: In us we have historically felt that obesity is volitional and not a chronic disease. We believe that calories in = calories out. Actually, the human body is not a bank, but a chemistry lab. Therefore, the disease of obesity is not the fault of the afflicted. We do not blame BP or diabetic problems on those suffering. Therefore, our compassion is tempered by our beliefs. Obesity is complex! ...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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What percentage of children are obese in n america?

What percentage of children are obese in n america?

A Lot: Estimated , currently, 30-35% are obese or in the high risk category. ...Read more

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Why did so many native americans, especially obese have diabetes?

Why did so many native americans, especially obese have diabetes?

Genetics: Native americans, southern india people have a genetic tendency to develop diabetes. ...Read more

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Trying for a baby since 1 year. Is it because am obese I can't conceive?

It is possible: It is known that obesity can contribute to infertility. As well known how it can affect women's ability to ovulate normally, but obesity also seems to have a more complex effect leading to infertility in women who even ovulate normally. You should seek the input of a health care provider in person, so that further testing may be considered and/or undertaken to address your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can there be any studies on how much soda pop contributes to diabetes and obesity in america?

Can there be any studies on how much soda pop contributes to diabetes and obesity in america?

Several studies: There are a number of studies on this topic that both obesity and diabetes are related to sugary drink consumption. Here are links to a couple: http://www.Cnn.Com/2013/03/19/health/sugary-drinks-deaths http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/sugary-drinks-fact-sheet/. ...Read more

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Iam 34 year old lady with problem of obesity ..Is there any medicine available in market that really help in burning away the fat .

Iam 34 year old lady with problem of obesity ..Is there any medicine available in market that really help in burning away the fat .

Not really : Even prescription products have questionable efficacy - try to keep a calorie log for two weeks then work on cutting calories by 10% and begin walking with a goal to walk around block for now. ...Read more

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What percent of americans are obese with a BMI of over 25?

What percent of americans are obese with a BMI of over 25?

65% over BMI 25: 35% are overweight (bmi 25-30). An additional 30% are obese (bmi over 30). That means only 1/3 in the us are "normal" weight. Pretty staggering. ...Read more

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If my AST level is 45 and my ALT level is 94 should I be concerned? I am obese and 22 year old male

If my AST level is 45 and my ALT level is 94 should I be concerned? I am obese and 22 year old male

Not "concerned": but aware enough to have this followed up! A "fatty liver" is possible but you have to be morbidly obese for this to cause elevated liver enzymes. A complete "work up" is indicated. Benign Glycogen Storage Disease is one of the most common causes! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Any help with an obese 11 year old to lose weight?

Any help with an obese 11 year old to lose weight?

5210: 5210 is a helpful way to approach this 5 - fruits or vegetables every day 2 - maximum hours of non-school related screen time 1 - hour or more of exercise daily 0 - no sugar sweetened drinks such as soda, but also be careful of fruit juices which can contain a lot of sugar. ...Read more

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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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How can we help to fight childhood obesity in america today?

How can we help to fight childhood obesity in america today?

Self control: Eat less. Cut down on starch, sugars. Avoid most prepackaged snack foods, no matter how attractive the advertising. Exercise more. All the things you've been told all your life. If none of that helps, get a professional nutritionist to help you set up a plan you can live with. Ask your physician or pediatrician to recommend a nutritionist. ...Read more

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When doing my profile, your website said I was severely obese. I''ve been trying to lose weight but keep gaining (30 lbs this year). Desperate to stop?

When doing my profile, your website said I was severely obese. I''ve been trying to lose weight but keep gaining (30 lbs this year). Desperate to stop?

If you don't: have a medical condition such as hypothyroidism, you're simply eating more than you're burning off with exercise. Discuss w/your doctor and a good dietitian. You may need psychological counseling as well. ...Read more

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Are hormones in the diet (meat and dairy products) causing the obesity epidemic in america?

Are hormones in the diet (meat and dairy products) causing the obesity epidemic in america?

Little influence: Calories, especially from carbohydrates including sodas, sweets, fast food etc, etc cause obesity. ...Read more