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Doctor insights on: Informative Papers On Childhood And Adult Obesity

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Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

It means: that your height is genetically determined and you will reach your genetically determined height if you are well nourished, have no chronic illness that can interfere with nutrition or energy metabolism, and are not under unusual physical or emotional stress. ...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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I'm doing an independent research project on childhood obesity. What are things i can say in the essay?

I'm doing an independent research project on childhood obesity. What are things i can say in the essay?

OBESITY: Birth weight doubles in 6 months but if baby is growing fast that contributes to obesity in later years. Most obese persons are fat during childhood.. ...Read more

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Is obesity child abuse? I'd like to have a quick interview based on this subject.

Is obesity child abuse? I'd like to have a quick interview based on this subject.

I : I am a pediatric eating disorder physician and i would like to go on record as saying that obesity is not child abuse. Frankly we understand so little about the biology of obesity that we are not even sure why anyone gets fat, even when it seems"obvious" that people feed their children poorly. We appear to get fat for genetic and environmental reasons. Of interest are recent articles reporting that other (non-human) mammals who live in close proximity to humans, such as domesticated animals and laboratory animals, are getting fatter as well, even when their food intake is tightly controlled, implying that there may be non-food environmental triggers to increasing obesity (infectious agents? Hormonally active pollutants? Food or cosmetic additives?) until the science is better defined, those of us who do not seem to have the genetic propensity to respond to our environment with ever increasing girth might best be served by adopting an attitude of compassion rather than judgmentalism. ...Read more

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What effect does childhood obesity have on his adult life?

What effect does childhood obesity have on his adult life?

Can be many: There are not only physical effects, but also emotional effects on children with obesity. Some of the long-term health complications include diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep problems, and high blood pressure. In some cases asthma may be worsened by obesity.The emotional effects of childhood obesity should not be overlooked. These concerns include depression, bullying and poor self image. ...Read more

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Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

See a primary care: provider on your insurance list for referral to a psychiatrist. Many family medicine doctors are well-versed in & comfortable evaluating & treating adult ADHD. Call the County Medical Society to obtain the names of 3 family medicine doctors. Call their offices & ask if they evaluate & treat adult ADHD. ...Read more

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Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

see below: Most studies indicate by age 25 or 26, in males, the final frontal lobe development is in place, especially orbital frontal areas. Does occur a few years earlier in females. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

Awareness: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read more

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What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

Awareness, funding: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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Is it true that 1 on 50 kids are bring diagnosed with autism?

Is it true that 1 on 50 kids are bring diagnosed with autism?

1 in 68 or 34: The most recent cdc estimate is 1 in 68. A study done by autism experts examined the children in a town of 50, 000 in korea diagnosed i in 34. In the mid 90's, my son's school of about 300 had 8 kids on the autism spectrum. That works out to 1 in 34. I suspect that will be the real number. ...Read more

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Is there any corrlational research on low birth weight and later life diseases states.?

Is there any corrlational research on low birth weight and later life diseases states.?

Depends: Premature infants are LBW (low birth weight). So are some other gestational age infants that did not achieve full growth potential. Depending on the severity of growth restriction (called SGA-small for gestational age), they may have no, small, or moderate learning disabilities. Depending on the severity of premature complications-they may have psychomotor, cognitive, or learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Too many children on the mental health forms?

Too many children on the mental health forms?

Get help if needed!: Not sure what you mean by "mental health forms"? If the question is are more children having mental health problems, the answer is probably yes. We are seeing a higher rate of childhood depression, anxiety, anger, behavioral problems, etc. If the next question is "why" , there would be way too many reasons to list in this small space but if you think your child needs help, go get it. ...Read more

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Does endocrinologist learn in school, that type 1 diabetics base their food, medical, and housing needs on income level like government lawmakers?

Does endocrinologist learn in school,  that type 1 diabetics base their food,  medical,  and housing needs on income level like government lawmakers?

Not exactly: Endocrinologists learn to provide the best and most appropriate treatment and prevention possible -- however our best efforts are sometimes thwarted by government and insurance company policies. We look at the problem for totally different viewpoints. ...Read more

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Can obgyns keep information of teens from parents?

Can obgyns keep information of teens from parents?

Depends on age/state: By the age of 18 kids have reached the age in most locations where their conversations with a doctor are private & the kid would have to provide written permission to allow the parent to know they had actually visited a doctor, much less what went on at a visit. Some states allow kids to seek care for pregnancy, std's & similar issues without requiring parental permission. Check with your location. ...Read more

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What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

Definite increase: There is a strong connection between junk food advertisements and eating habits. Fast food and especially soft drink commercials are also very strong culprits contributing to childhood obesity. Data showed that the beverage industry spent more than $3 billion/yr marketing to kids. One of three kids are currently at risk for obesity. Regulations are being developed to curb this practice. ...Read more

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5-year-old son lies through his teeth often. Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior. Is this age appropriate?

5-year-old son lies through his teeth often.  Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior.  Is this age appropriate?

Yes: This is common behavior, and it's important to address it with your child. No need to be harsh, but be consistent and help him understand the problems with lying in ways he can understand. He only sees the benefits at this point. ...Read more

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What location can I find info about mental disorders in children and youth. Ie. Adhd and odd?

What location can I find info about mental disorders in children and youth. Ie. Adhd and odd?

See below: Webmd and medscape offer excellent medical information. Please check each for the questions you have. After that, consult with your family physician more specifically if you or someone you care about may have these conditions. ...Read more

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Adult Obesity (Definition)

Bmi correlates height and weight. Bmi greater than 30 equals obesity. In some people with a lot of muscle this may not be accurate waist to height ratio can also be used. Greater ...Read more