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Could all very fat/morbidly obese people have large bones and big muscles?

Could all very fat/morbidly obese people have large bones and big muscles?

Obese bones: I have been surprised by the muscles in the obese. There seems to be a point where an obese person has bigger muscles than their counterpart-likely due to the increase weight they are carrying around everywhere they go, 24 hours a day. That is, until their activity level slows down. I once took care of a football player, who was pure muscle, but got injured, and weight shot up 100lbs in 1 year. ...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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I am morbidly obese. My penis is buried. How can I get rid of suprapubic fat without surgery?

I am morbidly obese.  My penis is buried.  How can I get rid of suprapubic fat without surgery?

Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are best & safest non-surgical ways to get healthy. Notice i didn't say quick & easy. Recent studies have demonstrated benefit from exercise even as we age, especially in those who've never exercised previously. Chat w/your doc & see if you need testosterone. Hypogonadism has been linked to diabetes & obesity. If t is low, boosting it might help w/exercise&wt loss. ...Read more

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Can a morbidly obese person have a Panniculectomy to get rid of a large, long stomach apron without losing the weight ?

Can a morbidly obese person have a Panniculectomy  to get rid of a large, long stomach apron without losing the weight ?

Why to take risk: Any procedure is high risk in morbid obese person , first should consult appropriate team , reduce weigh progressively to optimum , then undergo the procedure ...Read more

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I'm 5'5 and weigh 280 lbs. Am i morbidly obese?

Yes: Hi. Your BMI is 46.5, morbidly obese. At your young age, that places you at very high risk for obesity-related diseases in the future. Naturally you want to eat healthily and exercise regularly, but you should also consider weight loss drugs and bariatric surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will liposuction help someone who is morbidly obese?

Will liposuction help someone who is morbidly obese?

Liposuction: Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. Liposuction is a good option for those stubborn areas of fat around certain areas such as the buttock, hips, arms, legs, waist, abdomen, or even the neck/chin. A tummy tuck or even a body lift may be a suitable option for medium to larger-sized individuals. The surgeon will discuss all of the options during consultation. ...Read more

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How can someone who is morbidly obese lose weight quickly?

How can someone who is morbidly obese lose weight quickly?

Steady progress: Losing weight quickly is usually not the answer, the solution is find a program you can stick to and lose weight gradually but keep it off. My successful clients use a program which focuses on a 1:1 balance of protein and carbs and works without counting calories. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

About 3-fold higher: According to this paper a woman in her 30's who has morbid obesity (bmi more than 40) is 3.3 fold more likely to die than a woman of the same age who has a bmi of under 25. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10227319. ...Read more

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What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

BMI is key: Overweight is a bmi over 25. (about 20-25 pounds overweight). Obesity is a bmi from 30-35. This is roughly 30-60 pounds overweight. Morbid obesity is a bmi over 35 (roughly 70 or more pounds overweight). ...Read more

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Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Small steps: Significant weight loss starts with small weight loss. Set smaller, 5 lb goals and achieve many of these through daily cardiovascular exercise. This is as easy as a 30-40 minute walk daily. Be persistent and you will succeed. ...Read more

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