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Could eating sugar or overeating contribute more to getting type II diabetes than obesity?

Could eating sugar or overeating contribute more to getting type II diabetes than obesity?

Both : Excessive sugar intake can lead to an increased risk of both obesity and type 2 diabetes. Likewise, obesity is a risk factor for diabetes. ...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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Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Obesity: Statitical analysis links metabolic syndrome defined by waist greater than 36 inches in women and greater than 40 inches in men to greater risk of heart disease probably due to non-brown fat that is inactive to generating energy. ...Read more

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Does Hiatal herenia leads to weight loss (7 kgs lost). Grade A with reflux esophgaitis.

Does Hiatal herenia leads to weight loss (7 kgs lost).  Grade A with reflux esophgaitis.

Reflux esophagitis: Is now known to be associated with biochemical problems in the control mechanisms of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. This is called dysautonomia and will undoubtedly explain your severe loss of weight. The probability is that you are deficient in vitamin B and magnesium, due to the ingestion of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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Can anorexia, low body weight cause diabetes insipidus or is it possible the diabetes insipidus caused the anorexia w/ great weight loss?

Can anorexia, low body weight cause diabetes insipidus or is it possible the diabetes insipidus caused the anorexia w/ great weight loss?

See below: There are a few reports that diabetes insipidus or problems concentrating urine occur in anorexia nervosa. In these case, the longer and worse the anorexia, the more likely the diabetes insipidus. Most likely prolonged anorexia (low weight and its consequences) led to damage to the kidneys and other orgrans. ...Read more

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Weight gain or weight loss.What happens in diabetes type 2 ?

Weight gain or weight loss.What happens in diabetes type 2 ?

Either: Usually there is weight gain which predisposes one to get diabetes. If the diabetes is very poorly controlled, weight loss can occur because glucose (and therefore calories) are "wasted" in the urine. With treatment, either can occur depending on diet and medication. ...Read more

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Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)? Normal CBC. Low-end salivary cortisol. Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination. More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)?  Normal CBC.  Low-end salivary cortisol.  Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination.  More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Rule out diabetes: And not diabetic? Doubt cancer. And why would you have adrenal failure out of the blue? Not a chronic steroid user, are you? Or had recent infection? Sounds like you need to see an endocrine if your PCP can‘t figure it out. Could be an autoimmune thing, too. ...Read more

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? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise? Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise?  Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

Insulinoma: Hight Insulin level is related to possible mass or tumor named insulinoma , in the pancreas. If you have low blood sugar and gain weight, normally i check the Insulin fasting and podtprandial, plus others test like thyroid profile, Insulin like factor, glucagon, alcat test , others. Patients can reverse eating better + some holistic treat .But chek all first ...Read more

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What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?

All of the above: It is possible the underlying condition resulting in the use of medication could be a problem. If 25-oh vit d 3 levels are normal, free T4 levels are normal, and cortisol is not high in the evening, eating 6 small equal meals, managing stress skillfully, and moving though the day with some thing as simple as pretend jump roping for 60 minutes spread out in 1-2 minute intervals should help. ...Read more

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Does MSG causes weight gain and more fat storage?

Does MSG causes weight gain and more fat storage?

Common idea of ?: validity. It is impossible to gain mass without taking in more than removed (calories have never been correct issue). Blamming bad, or good, behavior on a single molecule not reliable, though some (Etoh/Opiods/statins/PCN) can powerfully change behavior. Living creatures have so many overlapping control mechanisms which are hard to overcome; a big issue for Big Pharma working to find useful ones. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic, gain weight but, no appetite. Eat very little. Average activity. Work, play with kids, etc. Hypothyroidism?

Type 2 diabetic, gain weight but, no appetite. Eat very little. Average activity. Work, play with kids, etc. Hypothyroidism?

Weight gain: If your TSH is normal, you may be gaining weight due to edema formation, or water retention. In that state, you would be gaining 1-2 lbs/day and have to get up at night several times to urinate. Have your physician evaluate you for edema, which could be caused by proteinuria and check your tsh. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation lead to obesity? Hypothesis: excessive masturbation leads to increased calorie intake, but spends less calories than sex.

Can excessive masturbation lead to obesity? Hypothesis: excessive masturbation leads to increased calorie intake, but spends less calories than sex.

You are correct, but: This is true of any and all activities in life: if increased calorie intake is higher that the calories used up, then a person can gain weight. However, sexual activities don't cause normal, healthy people to eat more food. That means masturbation is unlikely to alter a person's weight. ...Read more

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Does hypoglycemia cause weight gain in type 1 diabetics?

Does hypoglycemia cause weight gain in type 1 diabetics?

Yes: Because means your on too much insulin. Brain increases your appetite to try to avoid hypoglycemia, and the excess Insulin will store the extra calories your eating to prevent the hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Reducing calorie intake to 1800 a day, Im starving. I eat balanced nutritious meals. Does this mean I'm burning more calories than I'm accounting for?

Reducing calorie intake to 1800 a day, Im starving. I eat balanced nutritious meals. Does this mean I'm burning more calories than I'm accounting for?

1800 calorie: For some people with physically active jobs or lifestyles, 1800 calories can lead to significant weight loss whereas very inactive people can gain weight on that diet and may need 800-1000 calories to lose significant weight. You're best advised to have 1 visit to a registered dietician at your local hospital who will determine your ideal weight, critique your eating habits , give you proper diet ...Read more

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I'm finding a lot of mixed data on Geodon and weight gain, what other APs cause low or no weight gain?

I'm finding a lot of mixed data on Geodon and weight gain, what other APs cause low or no weight gain?

Mixed data: The first question is whether you are taking meds or not and what is happening to your weight! Please keep a list of medical concerns you have and set up an appointment for you doctor! I would appreciate hearing from you once you have seen your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anorexia nervosa or very low body weight cause diabetes insipidus that requires ddap?

Can anorexia nervosa or very low body weight cause diabetes insipidus that requires ddap?

They're unrelated: Diabetes insipidus is independent of anorexia nervosa. But the prolonged aberrant changes to the metabolism in an can alter pituitary modulation of gonadatrophins; & cause inconsistent cortisol, adrenaline, & vasopressin production. When the latter occurs, clinical signs of diabetes insipidus may be seen. See . ...Read more

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