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Is Overweight A Symptom Of Overweight Child
Overweight : The best diet for overweight children is a healthy and nutritious diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, protein (beans, peanuts and tree nuts, fish, white meat and lean beef), milk with reduced fat (preferably fat-free including yogurt), devoid of soda and juice but copious in water. Correct calorie counts for age should be exercised. Do not forget that at least one hour physical activity per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men. Body fat percentage=1.2xbmi +0.23xage-5.4-10.8xgender. (gender=o for females and 1 for males). Body mass index (bmi) is the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared to equal the percentage range in which one's bmi should fall. 30 or > is obese. ...Read more
My dad is 51 and overweight. Is he too old to try to restart his life by losing a ton of weight? Is losing a lot of weight healthy at an old age?
Absolutely!: He is NOT too old to lose weight and it's absolutely worth his while to get his health and life on track. Just cut most of the carbs, small portion meals and EXCERCISE! Start slow maybe just some walking and 5 lb weights and gradually work his way up. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Children with juvenile diabetes usually are very thirsty, they pee constantly, are also extremely hungry and loose weight. Over weight children tend to get "type 2 diabetes" what adults usually get. Every year younger children plagued by obesity are developing type 2, that may have similar symptoms that develop over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No really: If you are losing weight, get a complete check up. Unless you have a severe case of systemic herpes, this should not affect your weight, unless you simply are not eating. If your diet and appetite are normal, and you are losing weight, you need evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has a genetic cause for obesity been found, that would make one obese even if eating a typical number of daily calories?
Genes and obesity: There are 70 different genes that predispose for obesity. Some influence where fat is stored, some influence hunger, some cause binge eating, and many influence metabolism. For our bariatric patients we are finding that they burn about 8 cal per pound. That's 1600 cal per day if they weigh 200lb. For genetically thin patients, they burn 13-14 cal per pound. That person could eat 2600 cal per day. ...Read more
I'm a 34 year old female and losing an excessive amount of hair. Is it because of a low fat diet?
None: You only loose weight because you cannot eat full meal due to pain. ...Read more
Possibly: Patients with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and vision loss, among other things. It's essential that all patients with diabetes take their medication as directed, eat a healthy diet, and get exercise. Taking good care of diabetes will help the body stay healthier longer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the average weight for a 14 year old 5'5 female? Is being 150 lbs considered being overweight?
Being Overweight: For 5 feet 5 inches tall female, her ideal weight would be 125 pounds. Range is between 113 and 138 pounds. Increase of 20% of ideal weight is considered overweight, think: How do you feel about your weight and appearance? Does your weight limit you from some activities? Are you worried about health risks due to weight? Do you overeat due to stress? See Physician for weight, Diet and Stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person is weighing 55kg and his age is 24 yearold, is it ok? Does any symptom of mal nutrition is presence? Pls. Help
How tall?: It you are otherwise healthy, do not worry about being underweight. Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; limit foods with saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one alcoholic drink a day; exercise about 30 minutes/day for maintaining good health. ...Read more
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