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My parents were both obese, is that why i am?

My parents were both obese, is that why i am?

OBESITY...: Does not happen automatically, it is mainly due to increase calorie intake and less utilization. A lot of time we see obesity runs in families due to lifestyle. Self awareness, knowledge, determination, willingness will help you to solve your concern. Medical help is always available when it is a problem. Sit with your primary care doctor and discuss about it. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Will parents be held responsable for their obese children?

Will parents be held responsable for their obese children?

To a Degree: Yes to a degree. Parents often give reasons for their child's obesity. "it is genetic" or "they really don't eat much "etc.And that may be correct. But as in poker, one has to play the hand they are dealt.Thus the parent provides the food and is responsible for promoting good nutrition and proper exercise.So yes, for small children. ...Read more

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What would be the most common main reasons that parents are responsible for making their child obesity?

What would be the most common main reasons that parents are responsible for making their child obesity?

Poor diet/ no exerc.: Children need to eat healthy diets and avoid many of the high calorie/ high fat foods that are marketed to them. Avoiding greasy, fatty, fast foods is sooo important. Limiting high calorie beverages such as soda and excessive fruit juice is essential. Baking or grilling versus frying is recommended. Healthy snack choices should be presented instead of chips and candy. Of course-exercise-stay activ. ...Read more

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What can a parent do to improve the problem of childhood obesity?

What can a parent do to improve the problem of childhood obesity?

Childhood obesity: To help your children be healthier make the environment conducive to better eating habits. Stock the house with healthy foods and avoid fattening fast foods. Control portion sizes for everyone in the family. Get the whole family on an exercise regimen. Basically, be a positive, and health oriented, role model for your children. ...Read more

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Child obesity:how significant is the parental influence in causing this?

Child obesity:how significant is the parental influence in causing this?

Depends on how you: Define parent :) genetic parents - very significant childrens weight of obese-parents correlates with the genetic parents, not adoptive parents who are not genetically related. ...Read more

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Why are parents most responsible for childhood obesity?

Why are parents most responsible for childhood obesity?

Kids dont buy food: for the most part it is the parent who buy the food, prepare the food and give the portions to the children. A parent doesnt have to give into a child's desire for junk food and should set an example of what a nutrition is. Parents can also limit TV time and video time and encourage their children to be more active. The parents play a large role in their childs dietary habits. ...Read more

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Why don't parents take a stand against rise of childhood diabetes and obesity ?

Why don't parents take a stand against rise of childhood diabetes and obesity ?

Good question: There are several reasons that this is the case. Fast foods are cheap and we're in an economic crisis. Lack of proper education about healthy foods and the dangers of obesity is a major factor in most of our population. Cultural differences affect how many people look at obesity. Many don't see obesity as a problem at all. Food additives, the removal of fiber to preserve food shelf life...Etc. ...Read more

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I know a 9-year-old who is obese but her parents want to arrange regular exercise schedule. Would it be beneficial for celine?

I know a 9-year-old who is obese but her parents want to arrange regular exercise schedule. Would it be beneficial for celine?

Yes: All 9 year olds should have regular physical activity, whether through sports, exercise, or just play. More importantly, however, the issue of her obesity needs to be addressed by changes to her diet in addition to more activity. ...Read more

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M indian.If during the conceiving of first child parents were slim and during second child they were obese, more chance of second child becoming obese?

M indian.If during the conceiving of first child parents were slim and during second child they were obese, more chance of second child becoming obese?

Yes, but:: The risk has more to do with parents maintaining an "obese lifestyle." the interesting thing is, when obese children go to a weight reduction camp, come back slimmer and maintain healthy weight a year later, their parents are statistically more likely to lose weight as well, by being influenced by changes in the child's routine. ...Read more

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M indian.If childhood obesity is becoming common everywhere, parents, teachers must take initiative & ensure children are getting enough exercise right?

M indian.If childhood obesity is becoming common everywhere, parents, teachers must take initiative & ensure children are getting enough exercise right?

Good thoughts: Obesity is a function of ingestion, frequently of fast food and sugary drinks, and lack of activity. The modern lifestyle encourages these types of misbehavior. Children used to be rushed out of doors and would actively play - now they commonly get electronics and play indoors with video games and activities. Rushed parents take the easy route with preprepared food commonly unhealthy. ...Read more

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How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

A few ideas: All parents of teens need to get used to being unthanked, unappreciated, and considered foolish. Tell Junior, 'Well be here for you when you get in trouble' -- and your teen will, and you will offer unconditional help and love. It's a stage of spiritual growth for you. Now, if this isn't the right answer, I'm sure one of my colleagues here will be able to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I treat obesity?

How can I treat obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Tips for obesity control?

Tips for obesity control?

Keep a food .: The best way to control and manage your weight is keep track of what you eat and drink, counting your caloric intake is the key. Then, this is the hard part, your take the mindset to reduce your daily calorie intake by 500 calories a day, and some extra walking will help.But, this is so logical that most overweight individuals will dismiss this advice and seek out exoensive and non productive ways. ...Read more

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I m suffer little obesity?

I m suffer little obesity?

Obesity: Either a little or alot excess weight can harm you. Although we all know eat right, exercise etc. Sometimes it is hard to figure what is right. A good start is a program called Tru Health http://mymannapages.com/DrStu ...Read more

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How can I remove my obesity?

How can I remove my obesity?

You can lose: Under the supervision of a trained physician an individualised weight loss plan for you will work . The plan will first rule out organic causes of weight loss. Then identify the type of eating problems you have. Most likely an effective program will include physical excercise, behaviorial counselling, nutritional counseling stress and relaxation techniques , supplements and prescription meds. ...Read more

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30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

Many hazards: Fat around the middle in particular is associated with many adverse health consequences. It is associated with low vitamin d3, stress and inflammation. These in turn are associated with alzheimer's, sleep apnea, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disease, degenerative joint disease, etc. Eat 6 equal meals of healthy food, sleep, exercise, and de-stress for prevention. ...Read more

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How to know if i'm fat or obese?

Obese fat: Medically speaking, you can calculate your body mass index. This is a calculation based on your height and your weight. You can search this on the internet and plug in the numbers. A bmi 25-29 is overweight. 30-34 is class 1 obesity. 35-39 is class two obesity. 40 or above is class three obesity. Your risk of medical illnesses increases with your bmi. ...Read more

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Is obesity recessive or dominant?

Is obesity recessive or dominant?

It's complicated: There is no single gene for obesity. There are at least 30 different genes related to obesity (probably many more); some are recessive and some are dominant. but even amongst those who have a genetic predisposition, diet and lifestyle still play a major role. Not everyone with genetic tendencies to obesity become obese. See http://tinyurl.com/h4gllx8 ...Read more

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Can someone be obese and healthy?

Can someone be obese and healthy?

Obesity=Unhealthy.: There is a population of people who are overweight and are considered healthy as they're pretty functional and have no medical issues. But obesity is generally considered unhealthy and dangerous. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for obesity?

Wife= mate lose wt: If you feel that you are being affected in a negative way---med conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, can't exercise, short of breath, don't sleep well, don't like the way you appear, the weight affects your relationship; you may want to change. But, you, not your wife, need to want to make the changes. If you are not ready to make the changes necessary; no one else can.I hope you are ready. ...Read more

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