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How many women in the united states are overweight, obese?

How many women in the united states are overweight,  obese?

68% overweight!!: Over 2/3 of us adults are overweight (bmi over 25). Among black women, the incidence is 82%. The term "obesity" applies to people with a bmi over 30. That is about 30-40 pounds over ideal weight. The attached picture shows that over 35% of the us is obese! education, advocacy, and research are available through the obesity action coalition. Check it out. ...Read more

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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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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 would be a great fitness/diet plan for obese women?

What would be a great fitness/diet plan for obese women?

What works for you: The best plan is the one that you will stick to. It could be walking, low impact aerobics. Start slow, may be 10-15 minute intervals as tolerated and increase slowly. The best plan is the one that fits your lifestyle, you enjoy doing and are motivated to continue doing and gets you results. Aim for activity most days of the week, but start at least three days of the week. ...Read more

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M south Indian.Is it the fat storing location or difference in gender that makes a big round fat belly more common in obese male than obese women here?

M south Indian.Is it the fat storing location or difference in gender that makes a big round fat belly more common in obese male than obese women here?

Possible but: more often related to diet ( high carbohydrates ) lack of activity and regular exercises . So change your habits eat healthy diet less carbohydrates ( rice ) be more active and go to gym regularly , pot belly will disappear ...Read more

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Are women more prone to abdominal obesity?

Are women more prone to abdominal obesity?

Only on obesity: metabolic syndrome and weight distribution associated with it is pretty common in both genders but a bit more in men. On the other hand, women are smaller and are supposed to have a higher body fat percentage. Fat percent.. definitley women. Obesity... maybe slightly women...but varies in culture/location and abdominal slightly male. ...Read more

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Is it true that for obese men, doctors will recommend a strict 800 calorie diet but wont with obese women? If so, why?

Is it true that for obese men,  doctors will recommend a strict 800 calorie diet but wont with obese women? If so, why?

I don't think so: The key to weight loss for men or women is reducing calories long-term. Men usually burn more calories per day than women, assuming similar levels of activity and similar body mass. Every individual's daily calorie needs are different, but to lose weight, one must keep reducing calories until the weight starts coming off. If weight is stable, it means the body still has enough calories to keep it. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Do all women with PCOS gain weight or become obese ?

Do all women with PCOS gain weight or become obese ?

No: If you take the medication prescribed and eat the way that you have been instructed. Continue exercise. You can manage your weight. It does take a commitment. ...Read more