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How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

By percentage: It is not the absolute pounds, but takes into consideration you height (in the bmi calculation). More useful, at least in the disease process, is the waist/hip ratio, which shows how much abdominal fat one has. Abdominal fat is particularly metabolically active, and thus more dangerous than leg fat (for example). >102 centimetres (40 in) in men and >88 centimetres (35 in) in women are obese.

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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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Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Not likely: Not likely. Trips are so rare that being 60 pounds overweight is not going to make it significantly any more likely to have triplets or quads.

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My blood work shows MPV of 11.9 H (7.4-10.4 is the normal range) I'm 51 Female Vegan that is overweight (obese) 5'7 200 pounds?

My blood work shows MPV of 11.9 H (7.4-10.4 is the normal range) I'm 51 Female Vegan that is overweight (obese) 5'7 200 pounds?

Repeat & lose weight: MPV is the mean platelet volume, which is an indicator of larger, more reactive platelets resulting from increased platelet turnover. Compared to low MPV patients, patients with high MPV tend to have higher hemoglobin A1C (a marker of diabetes control) and are at higher risk for cardiovascular complications and mortality.

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Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Obesity impairs: Obesity can impair fertility, making it hard to conceive. Losing weight can be a potent benefit for having a baby. The risk of twins is not necessarily increased with obesity. Good luck.

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Is 5 stone overweight considered obese?

Is 5 stone overweight considered obese?

It could be.: To calculate the bmi, you need to divide the weight in kg by your height in meters squared. A bmi over 30 is considered to be obese. Unfortunately you have not provided your height.

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How do overweight and obese differ?

Calculate BMI: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared (in metric units). Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is generally regarded as a bmi of 30 or higher. This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm.

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What causes someone to go from overweight to obese?

What causes someone to go from overweight to obese?

About 30 lb over: Obesity is a bmi over 30. For most, that is about 30 lb over ideal weight. If you are 5 ft 5 in, your ideal weight us 150lb. So, if you weigh over 180, you would fall into the "obese" category. Of course, you can check a bmi calculator for your specific height and weights: http://www. Nhlbisupport. Com/bmi/.

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What is the difference between overweight and obese?

What is the difference between overweight and obese?

BMI body mass: A body mass index of 25-29.9 is considered overweight, while a body mass index of 30 or higher is considered obese. Obese carries higher risk of heart disease and stroke than does being overweight. In both cases, an attempt should be made to attain a normal weight for height through improved eating habits and activity

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What is the difference between overweight and obese?

What is the difference between overweight and obese?

A matter of degree: Obese = very overweight. Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi between 25 and 30 is overweight. Bmi greater than 30 is obesity. With a lot of muscle this may not be accurate waist to height ratio can also be used. Greater than 0.5 means obesity. Slightly overweight (likebmi 26) is not necessarily unhealthy. But obesity markedly increases such health risks as diabetes and high blood pressure.

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How many women in the united states are overweight, obese?

How many women in the united states are overweight, obese?

68% overweight!!: Over 2/3 of us adults are overweight (bmi over 25). Among black women, the incidence is 82%. The term "obesity" applies to people with a bmi over 30. That is about 30-40 pounds over ideal weight. The attached picture shows that over 35% of the us is obese! education, advocacy, and research are available through the obesity action coalition. Check it out.

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What is the difference between being overweight and being obese?

Obese: even heavier: The categories normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at one's weight in comparison to his height. Tall people are allowed to weigh more than short people are. Bmi calculators are available at the doctor's office and also on the internet. An adult with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 is normal, 25-29.9 is overweight, and 30 or more is obese.

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How well does P90X really work for people who are obese/overweight?

P90X: Well I'm sure it works great for the owners of the company. Any exercise program with a good dietary program will benefit a patient. Whether p90x has any superiority is debatable.

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What is the difference in medical risks, between overweight and obese?

A lot!: The classifications for overweight and obese that are currently in use are based on the body mass index measurement (bmi). Studies have clearly demonstrated morbidity and mortality risks at both underweight and overweight measurements, compared to 'ideal' bmi. However, the level at which optimum risk reduction is seen is not clear, with some showing overweight as best. At obese it is increased.

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How does limiting fats help fight against obesity and being overweight?

How does limiting fats help fight against obesity and being overweight?

More calories/gram: Fats contain 9 calories in every gram while carbs and protein have only 4 calories per gram. So eating a food that is mostly fat will give you more than 2 1/2 times the calories of a food the same size that is mostly carbs or protein. For example, putting a tablespoon of butter or margarine on a slice of bread will give you 2 1/2 times the calories as a tablespoon of jam, which is mostly carbs.

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I want to know what is the difference between being overweight and obese?

I want to know what is the difference between being overweight and obese?

Calculate BMI: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared (in metric units). Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is generally regarded as a bmi of 30 or higher. This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm.

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Does the obesity paradox state that it is healthy for someone to be overweight?

Does the obesity paradox state that it is healthy for someone to be overweight?

Yes and No: For most people being overweight or obese is a risk factor for developing coronary arterial disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and other chronic medical problems. For a certain population of patients suffering from heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and renal failure it appears to be advantageous to be overweight.

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