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Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

WHO: The world health organization and the cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Where is funding for the domestic violence shelters in the financial war against women?

Where is funding for the domestic violence shelters in the financial war against women?

Wrong forum: I feel bad that no one has answer this questions, but this really is not a political site and you're asking a fundamentally political question. Although domestic violence is an enormous problem with obvious health implications, you might want to go to your congressperson or senator to ask this question of someone who possibly could answer it--and even take action. ...Read more

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In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

Yes: Overweight/obesity/morbid obesity has increased in all pediatric age groups (2-18 years old) every year since 1980. ...Read more

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How common is dishonesty in the startup workplace?

Can't give you a: Definitive response. Don't know that it's been studied. If there is significant dishonesty - have you considered confronting the issue/ person? ...Read more

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Does the u.S. Have the lowest school bullying problems in the world?

Does the u.S. Have the lowest school bullying problems in the world?

Unlikely: I think it is unlikely we have the lowest. Many other countries have more homogenous populations which certainly reduces the bullying. ...Read more

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New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more

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What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?

What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?

Chemotherapy : Each of those questions questions is bet answered in a review article or dissertation not in 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed. ...Read more

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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Other Problems: Societal problems such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and lack of availability of mental health services contribute to violence in our society. Some of our regulations also need to be re-examined. ...Read more

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What is the federal government do to lower childhood obesity rates?

What is the federal government do to lower childhood obesity rates?

Unlikely to help: This battle is a complex one but not one any new bureaucracy can help. Outlawing directed advertising to small children could help ( sugar coated cereal, sodas, junk food) but those industries pay lobbyists & contribute to politicians to keep things as they are. Parents need to turn off the tv & learn to feed their kids healthy & keep them exercising. ...Read more

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In the united states and also internationally, what gender health disparities exist?

In the united states and also internationally, what gender health disparities exist?

Very broad topic: This topic can't be addressed in a few short sentences. A good place to start researching this is the cdc (www.Cdc.Gov/women/ and www.Cdc.Gov/minorityhealth/index.Html). ...Read more

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What are the statistics of obesity and anorexia in america?

What are the statistics of obesity and anorexia in america?

Staggering: Among americans age 20 & older, 154.7 million are overweight or obese (bmi of 25.0 kg/m2 and higher): 79.9 million men & 74.8 million women. 23.9 million children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese; 33.0% of boys and 30.4% of girls. Of these children, 12.7 million are obese; 18.6% of boys and 15.0% of girls. One in 200 american women suffers from anorexia. ...Read more

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Is this statistic true: 0.6% of people in the 20-34 age group gets colon cancer? Im 22

Is this statistic true: 0.6% of people in the 20-34 age group gets colon cancer? Im 22

NO! 0.06% in 10 yrs: According to the cdc the risk of a 30 year old male developing colon cancer in the next 10 years is only 0.06% or 6 in 10, 000! please see the stats for yourself @ http://www.Cdc.Gov/cancer/colorectal/statistics/age.Htm. ...Read more

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Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Medicare rx out ofUS: Yes medicare programme all plansa, b, and prescription drug programme do not cover when you are out of us. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of social isolation in the digital age?

What are the dangers of social isolation in the digital age?

Fantasy life: The real problem of the new technology that was thrust on us lacked understanding the effect on person to person interactions. We are seeing more socially isolated children lacking one on one in person friendships. The fantasy world of cyberspace is breeding problems for the emerging youth whose social skills are soley based on the social media internet.. ...Read more

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What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

Childhood obesity: The government has began some plans in helping educate and treat the increasing problem of childhood obesity but the real prevention should start at home with educating families on eating healthier and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Yes but . . .: Education is a key factor in more advanced employment so slow learning can be a problem. Is this person through with schooling? Has this person gotten in trouble due to lack of learning skills. These skills can be improved but sometimes the goals may need adjustment. A vocational counselor should be consulted for the best options. ...Read more

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I read that in the united states more people die from medical errors than for traffic accidents. True?

I read that in the united states more people die from medical errors than for traffic accidents. True?

Deaths due med error: Yes it is true, acoording to different statistics, there is no dout more people die of preventable medical errors than traffic accidents.Approximately more than 100, 000 people die from medical errors in us.And approx just over 40000 die from traffic accidents. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between obesity and diabetes? Are some of these reports myths based upon discrimination?

What is the relationship between obesity and diabetes? Are some of these reports myths based upon discrimination?

They are related: The cdc has geographically mapped states with the highest levels of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and there is a direct overlay correlation in all of these factors. Too many calories without sufficient exercise leads to elevated Insulin levels in attempt to drive sugar into the muscles where it can be metabolized. The cell receptors become resistant to Insulin and the blood sugar rises. ...Read more

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What methods are effective when dealing with challenging discrimination in the workplace?

AVVO.Com: This would be an excellent question to pose on avvo.Com. It will allow lawyers from your state to provide free legal feedback to your question. ...Read more

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Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

WHO: The world health organization and the cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). ...Read more

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What are the statistics of obesity and anorexia in america?

Staggering: Among americans age 20 & older, 154.7 million are overweight or obese (bmi of 25.0 kg/m2 and higher): 79.9 million men & 74.8 million women. 23.9 million children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese; 33.0% of boys and 30.4% of girls. Of these children, 12.7 million are obese; 18.6% of boys and 15.0% of girls. One in 200 american women suffers from anorexia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any scary statistics about childhood obesity?

Can you tell me any scary statistics about childhood obesity?

Childhood obesity: Why do the statistics need to be scary, when there's information that shows how childhood obesity can be helped and treated. Please have the child have a consultation and visit with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

FASTING: its hard to exercise if you have obesity,try water walking in a local community pool(shallow),try TIMED EATING which is NO FOOD from 6 PM to 8 AM.eat only cooked foods at home.no fast or junk or processed foods.Drink Organic Apple cider vinegar(BRAGGS) 10 min before a heavy meal or a meal full of carbs.Drink water but never with food,always drink 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.Sleep @ 10 PM ...Read more

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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

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What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

1600 calories a day: It is hard to give an answer without knowing more about the individual patient's weight, height, and activity levels. In our research trials, we advise men to eat a 1600 calorie diet and then adjust the diet based on weight loss and exercise. This should cause weight loss of about 2-3 lb per week. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why childhood obesity is so much more of a problem today than the 80's?

Can you please explain why childhood obesity is so much more of a problem today than the 80's?

Inactivity in part: Multiple factors, i think. Easy access to cheap, unhealthy food. Massive portion sizes. Marketing of junk food directly to kids. Too much sugar in multiple forms. Too many sedentary distractions-tv, internet, video games to name a few. Too few safe places to play and exercise. I think all these things contribute to some degree. ...Read more

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Can there be magic pills for obesity?

Can there be magic pills for obesity?

No.: There are agents to facilitate weight loss - diet plans, medications, operations. But there's no magic pill or surgery or anything else for weight loss - the effort still has to be put in by the patient to effect meaningful weight loss regardless of what pill you may take or operation you may have. ...Read more

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What ethnicity has most obese people?

What ethnicity has most obese people?

See this at CDC.GOV: Us data shows blacks and hispanic groups have higher rates than caucasians http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/dsobesityadults/but that is a very limited global view. Pima indians and aboriginals have high rates, also certian pacific islanders. ...Read more

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How can children avoid becoming obese?

How can children avoid becoming obese?

Obesity avoidance: Sedentary lifestyle (not enough exercise), excessive portion size and high sugar/carbohydrate/fat/processed food diets are the most prevalent culprits in childhood obesity. All family members should be engaged in healthy lifestyles to prevent obesity in both short and long term. ...Read more

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I can't control eating and have become obese?

I can't control eating and have become obese?

Consider Overeater's: Anonymous. A beneficial 12 step program. It is free ; confidential. Get checked by your doctor before an exercise program. 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. ...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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How does obesity specifically affect teenagers?

How does obesity specifically affect teenagers?

Obesity & Teens.: The prevalence of obesity is increasing significantly in teens, likely related to their use of technology. Among other things. Being young and obese does not bode well for a future of health and wellness. Teens need to exercise and get outside. ...Read more

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What percent of america is obese at end of 2012?

What percent of america is obese at end of 2012?

Too many- read on: By definition a person is considered obese if bmi is 30 or greater. The percentage is 35.7 and source is the cdc. I attached the website where you can read the cdc report and see the slides. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html. ...Read more

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Should i lift weights even though i'm very obese?

Should i lift weights even though i'm very obese?

Lifting weights: Yes you can and that would help you tone your body. However, doing cardiovascular exercise is much more effective at helping you lose weight and is better for conditioning your heart. ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of obesity?

What are the most common complications of obesity?

Oodles, poor health: Obesity is associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, infertility, premature birth, colon polyps, hiatal hernia, diverticulosis, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, immobility, restrictive lung disease, cardiac disease, gout, stroke, uterine fibroids, breast cysts, tumors, cancer, prostate cancer, depression, low esteem, skin rashes, premature death, multiple meds, surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Am 26 years old, 5"3 and 180 pounds is that obese?

Am 26 years old, 5"3 and 180 pounds is that obese?

Obese: Well, by the bmi definition, yes. A bmi above 30 is considered obese. Morbid obesity, however, is a bmi of 40 or greater if you have no medical problems, or a bmi of 35 or greater if you have medical problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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