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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)

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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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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6 month-old sleeps max. of 7 hrs/night, & takes no naps (literally, none) during day. Is this sufficient sleep for healthy cognitive development?

6 month-old sleeps max. of 7 hrs/night, & takes no naps (literally, none) during day. Is this sufficient sleep for healthy cognitive development?

Half as much...: 7 hours of sleep is about half as much in a day as one would expect for a 6 month old. I would look into the environment (? overstimulation) and help encourage some more rest time. ...Read more