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Obesity In Singapore Statistics
Varied Answers: Cancer rates appear to be higher for a couple of reasons. Detection and documentation is better in developed industrial nations. Also, patients are living longer so that they have the opportunity to get cancer. Finally, there is also increased exposure to toxins in the industrial nations which have the potential to be carcinogens. ...Read more
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
It is stabilizing: While the incidence of obesity has been on the rise for the last few decades, recent data indicates that it appears to be leveling off. The exact reasons are unclear, but increased awareness of the problem and the deleterious effects of fast food are felt to be factors. ...Read more
Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?
Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more
Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No association with manual work. It about lifestyle, modifying risk factors & genetics. No substitution for a conversation with your physician. ...Read more
Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?
Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more
Highly varaible: It varies from 1, 100 per 100, 000 in mozambique to 8 per 100, 000 in the usa to the lowest of 1 per 100, 000 in (can you believe this?): greece and grenada (they're tied!) perhaps you should consider moving to greece? (not). ...Read more
Are cancer rates higher for people who live near a nuclear reactor? Does living there increase the risk of cancer?
Unlikely: As long as the nuclear reactor is operated under standard us government guidelines, then the risk is low. As we have seen in chernobyl, japan, and even three mile island, accidents do happen and in this sense there is a risk. From a statistical standpoint, you are much more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident than to develop cancer from living nearby a nuclear reactor. ...Read more
Data from NCI:: Us national cancer institute data for endometrial cancer ("uterine" cancer): these are cancers that form in the tissue lining the uterus. Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Estimated new cases and deaths from endometrial (uterine corpus) cancer in the United States in 2013: new cases: 49, 560 deaths: 8, 190. ...Read more
Wrong place to ask: You would be best served looking in government section of the phone book in your area or calling health services. It's a long shot that one of the professionals on this site is going to know the answer. ...Read more
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