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Doctor insights on: Obese Habitus

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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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What causes marfanoid habitus?

What causes marfanoid habitus?

It's genetic: A huge number of genes give you the basic body build. There are a few fairly common one-locus genetic diseases that feature a marfanoid habitus, but most don't have any of these and do fine. Choose a sport that matches the body you have and enjoy who you are. ...Read more

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How should i interpret on my hip mri that there is "a decreased signal to noise ratio due to patient body habitus"?

How should i interpret on my hip mri that there is "a decreased signal to noise ratio due to patient body habitus"?

Size counts.: This could mean that due to the patient's size, the mri results are not optimum for desired detailed results. Special parameters are necessary to deal with larger people. ...Read more

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Does obesity kills ?

Does obesity kills ?

Absolutely: Obesity causes or contributes to an abundance of medical conditions that can shorten life, from diabetes to heart disease to cancer. ...Read more

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My problem is obesity?

Start w eval by your: Doctor. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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How To avoid obesity ?

How To avoid obesity ?

Obesity: is something that can be worked with to maximize health. You need to do this under doctor supervision. See a book by David Katz called "Disease Proof" for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to control obesity?

How to control obesity?

See your doctor for: Starters. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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How to decrease obesity?

How to decrease obesity?

Portion control: Good eating habits involving portion control and moving more. Portions have grown to double in the last 20 years. We need to follow guidelines for portion control to decrease and or prevent obesity. Moving more and being more active is also important. Try to be active daily, ...Read more

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Why is obesity a good thing?

Why is obesity a good thing?

Obesity: Being obese is not a good thing. It increases your risk of developing a long list if medical problems, and in general, increases your risk of death. ...Read more

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