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How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

Unclear: Obesity runs with many illnesses related to a sedentary, overindulgent lifestyle (hypertension, atherosclerosis, liver damage, diabetes), yet japan's sumo wrestlers, who are obese but are elite exercises clearly suffer no adverse effects. Bashing 'obesity' as a 'killer' is good politics but the truth may be deeper -- a marker for other risky life choices. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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How long would it take for an obese person to starve to death?

How long would it take for an obese person to starve to death?

See below: The same as a non-obese person. A person can live about 3-4 days without any fluid intake and about 7-10 days without food. ...Read more

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I am sedentary, obese, have high bp, scared of sudden death. Are my chances of sudden death over 30%? I stay chronically stressed and have anxiety.

Risk of sudden death: Assessing the risk of sudden death is a serious process and can not be done based on a few words. A careful evaluation is required. You have identified some important areas of concern about your health, and you should have a medical doctor guide you into better shape. Get a consult here on HealthTap or see a doctor in person to get started and get all your questions answered. ...Read more

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I am responding to your HealthTap comment concerning children's Benadryl. My 16 month old, 30 pound, non-obese grandson died this past January and the medical examiner's says it was from Benadryl intoxication. The level of Benadryl at death was 710 ng/m

I am responding to your HealthTap comment concerning children's Benadryl.  My 16 month old, 30 pound, non-obese grandson died this past January and the medical examiner's says it was from Benadryl intoxication.  The level of Benadryl at death was 710 ng/m

?notice or question?: A local day care operator was recently sent to prison after the death of one of her infants was confirmed as caused by benedryl toxicity.A dozen or more others showed trace evidence of the drug in their hair in infants never given the drug. This is a good drug ant any age when used at proper dose for proper indications.I hope this was thoroughly investigated in your case. Sad but a real problem. ...Read more

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Is liver disease a death sentence? I have high CRP doc says related to obesity but he always runs esr/alt/ast and i don't know why?

Is liver disease a death sentence? I have high CRP doc says related to obesity but he always runs esr/alt/ast and i don't know why?

Absolutely not: In fact, the pathology community is talking about doing away with the word "cirrhosis" altogether because we now know it's often reversible. Alt/ast are markers in obese people for obesity-related liver disease (rule out other causes) but this is extremely common & only occasionaly lethal. However, obesity is serious and much more likely to detract from your quality and length of life. ...Read more

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Could i consider 180 pound men obese?

Could i consider 180 pound men obese?

Not necessarily: How tall is the man? Is he muscular? This weight may be fine for some mean and overweight for others. ...Read more

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At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

> 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

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Big muscley men who weigh similar 2 that of an obese man Are they technically obese also And are they likely to develop medical issues like fat people?

Big muscley men who weigh similar 2 that of an obese man Are they technically obese also And are they likely to develop medical issues like fat people?

Overweight/Obesity: Measure of weight status is Body Mass Index, or BMI. Overweight is BMI between 25.0 and 29.9; BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. Excess weight is associated with increased incidence of Cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus Hypertension, Stroke and Osteoarthritis. Per your information of anxiety, Depression, and use of Fluoxetine, See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses ...Read more

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Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more