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Doctor insights on: Number Of Deaths Caused By Obesity

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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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Has a genetic cause for obesity been found, that would make one obese even if eating a typical number of daily calories?

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

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Obesity cause and solutions?

Obesity cause and solutions?

Eating/exercise: Obesity is caused by eating too many calories and/or burning too few calories. Obesity goes away by taking in fewer daily calories than you burn. So eat less calories and exercise more. Weight daily and if your weight is staying the same or going down you're on the right track. If it goes up, then you're not doing enough. Period. ...Read more

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What are the causes of obesity?

What are the causes of obesity?

Many: Simple answer, too many calories. Long answer, complex disease process, with many alterations in hormones and neurotrasmitters, genetic component, behavioral component, vicious cycle with other comorbid conditions, ex, it can make sleep apnea worse, having sleep apnea often causes weight gain. Usual answer from health professionals, eat right and exercise is often not satisfying with good reason. ...Read more

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What are the major causes ofinfant obesity?

What are the major causes ofinfant obesity?

Overfeeding/ diet: The contributors to infant obesity are diverse.Assuming a babies sucking behavior means hunger rather than self comfort.Teaching baby to eat rather than fuss(invalidating their feelings & training them to be hungry instead)equating feeding with loving.Rewards based on high calorie foods. Families with patterns of overnutrition who fail to recognize it for infants.Etc.Etc. ...Read more

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Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

THE Cause...: Obesity is a major global problem and contributes to numerous other chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer. Obesity for many is due to the combination of poor food choices/excess calories (mostly carbs) and a sedentary lifestyle. Here is a fact sheet on obesity: http://bit.Ly/lp2qiw. ...Read more

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What do you believe is the main cause for obesity?

What do you believe is the main cause for obesity?

Mo food, less active: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. In fat folk, our normal hormonal regulation of appetities is broke/gone and never coming back. We eat on the basis of triggers (sloth, wrath, pride/habit, etc) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 details this and gives ways to overcome it. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health problems can be caused by obesity?

Long list: Some cancers, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and joint damage, skin infections, possible hyperlipidemia, and the list goes on. ...Read more