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Doctor insights on: Obesity Affects Cognitive Development

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How will obesity affect cognitive and mental health?

How will obesity affect cognitive and mental health?

Lowers Self Esteem: Obesity tends to lower a person's self esteem, which can lead to depression or anxiety, both of which can have cognitive effects. No reduction of intelligence is expected, but a possible alteration of memory and mood can lead to poor concentration, attention, and decreased endurance. Exercise, good nutrition, and positive sleep schedule can help reduce the impacts of obesity. ...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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How does obesity affect a child's physical development?

How does obesity affect a child's physical development?

In many ways: Obesity is due to lousy diet and that interferes with cellular efficiency so she can never each her physical and mental fullness of function. ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering from the disease called high obesity please tell me how much time will be enough to do exercises but i need very quick result?

Sir I am suffering from the disease called high obesity please tell me how much time will be enough to do exercises but i need very quick result?

Fast weight loss: Depends on how much you want or need to lose. Eating healthy and a lot of exercise might yield a 2lbs per week loss. Losing much more than that probably indicates losing water weight which isn't necessarily healthy. If you do a crash diet to lose weight rapidly, you are at risk of regaining all of it back and more. Healthy eating and exercise is the key. There is no quick & healthy way to lose wt. ...Read more

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What does cognitive development mean?

What does  cognitive development mean?

Intelligence: Related to growth and differentiation of the brain around mental tasks, intelligence, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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What health problems are a result of obesity?

Diabetes: diabetes, high blood pressure, inflamed liver, sleep apnea, are all related to obesity. The metabolic syndrome with large waste,insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol is also related to obesity. ...Read more

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Obesity. I am 54. Height 164. Weight 95. Doing vigorous exercise. No result. No thyroid. What to do?

Obesity. I am 54. Height 164. Weight 95. Doing vigorous exercise. No result. No thyroid. What to do?

Remember: Exercise is only part of the weight loss equation. The other component is your diet. If your really are exercising as vigorously as you mention then you need to take a close look at what your daily caloric intake is. Remember weight loss hinges on the balances of calories you take in versus burn. ...Read more

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