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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. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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Can people 'grow out' of being clumsy?

Can people 'grow out' of being clumsy?

Some people do: Clumsiness may be due to muscular weakness, gross of fine motor coordination difficulties, visuomotor integrations difficulties, sensory input problems, vestibular or balance difficulties.. As the brain matures sometimes better motor control and inhibition develop, in other cases neuropsychological or neurological assessment may lead to recommendations for pt or ot. ...Read more

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How are weight and diabetes related in young people?

How are weight and diabetes related in young people?

Obesity=diabetes: Very simple, as we become more overweight and even obese our ability to handle glucose becomes more impaired.We suspect that abdominal fat secretes a chemical that hurts the ability of the body to handle sugars. ...Read more

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Why are there so many fat middle aged people in electric wheelchairs?

Why are there so many fat middle aged people in electric wheelchairs?

Sanity vs Insanity: Being sensitive to another person's need is what being cultured is about. It shows class. Word is taken to mean different thing to different people. Use the most loving way to communicate what you want to say. If you thing there is a better word use the same. Use words with kindness. Ralph waldo emerson said "to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - is to have succeeded". ...Read more

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How are people treated in mental health facilities if they are stubborn and have dementia?

How are people treated in mental health facilities if they are stubborn and have dementia?

Dementia - stubborn: Hopefully, such individuals are still treated with dignity and respect. Once people can no longer positively contribute to their own well being, medications and the creation of a supportive environment become important. ...Read more

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What are some things that obese people can do to stop being obese?

What are some things that obese people can do to stop being obese?

Several things: The most important part is your commitment to change it. There is no secrets, just hard work. See your physician to start a diet and exercise program according to your body and health condition. He may use medication to help you achieve your goals. But we can only show you the door: you are the one who have to cross it. ...Read more

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Are bi-polar people dangerous to their spouses and children?

Are bi-polar people dangerous to their spouses and children?

If not treated: Bipolar disorder can go into periods of remission. If the disease is active and the person is having symptoms, then untreated disease can lead to significant problems. The patient can be so depressed they can hurt themselves, and during manic periods people can put themselves into dangerous situations because of the feelings they are indestructible and can conquer all. This can pose great danger! ...Read more

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How many people are gluten intolerant in n america?

How many people are gluten intolerant in n america?

Gluten intolerance: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. Add gluten back to diet slowly & assess. ...Read more

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Do group homes exist in mental health to make sure that the people get their education?

Do group homes exist in mental health to make sure that the people get their education?

Yes: Transitional living facilities still exist but have become harder to find. Some were excellent programs that included supervised living, therapy and rehab services. ...Read more

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How are mentally challenged people in the 1930's?

How are mentally challenged people in the 1930's?

Clarify!: What are you asking? What was the diagnosis or treatment? Or what programs were in existence in the 1930's for this. Please ask again and be more specific. Is there a specific treatment or program you are wondering about? ...Read more

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How do some people get really tall if most others are average of their parents?

How do some people get really tall if most others are average of their parents?

GENES ARE A : Beautiful and baffling thing, aren't they? My brother is 6 feet tall and I am 5'6" on a really really good day. I'm still fuming about it! ...Read more

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Approximately how many people are living with aids in bay area?

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Approximately how many people are living with aids in bay area?

Approximately 13,000: The exact number obviously varies. See the following link for specific numbers based on county: http://www.Cdph.Ca.Gov/programs/aids/documents/sssemiannualrptjun2011.Pdf. ...Read more

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How many people have fibromyalgia in us?

How many people have fibromyalgia in us?

Caution: Because fibromyalgia is a syndrome based on signs and symptoms with no known cause, it is difficult to be accurate. We see a lot of over and under diagnosis. I have seen estimates anywhere from 6 to 18 million people with fms in the United States. ...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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Phobia leads someone to believe that among our ancestors, those who feared animals, darkeness, and heights would likely live long enough to reproduce?

Phobia leads someone to believe that among our ancestors, those who feared animals, darkeness, and heights would likely live long enough to reproduce?

Irrational fear: A phobia is an irrational fear--we know what we fear is probably not dangerous. Behavioral psychologists view them as learned and treatment is to desensitize or unlearn them. An atavistic trait is something we inherit that can keep us from danger but is not necessary in today's world. This could be a fear of bugs, snakes, heights, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why are people with mental disorders being stigmatised in the society?

Why are people with mental disorders being stigmatised in the society?

Two reasons: The most important reason is that mental disorders are poorly understood by comparison to other condition--however much we have advanced in our understanding. And what "we" do understand is not common knowledge. The other reason is that mental disorders affect how we relate to others so that it is easy for others to see not illness but something deliberate. We have a long way to go! ...Read more

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How many obese people are actually obese due to illness and how many just due to laziness?

How many obese people are actually obese due to illness and how many just due to laziness?

Look differently : There is much that we don't understand about obesity, but it is a disorder and it is very complicated. It is a chronic medical condition which needs attention from a wide variety of services. The way the food industry targets children, soda machines in schools, decreased government funding for pe programs, not enough side walks or safe places to play, socioeconomic constraints, etc. ...Read more