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Doctor insights on: Overly Obese People

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Are obese people resistant to leptin?

Are obese people resistant to leptin?

Yes: Although leptin is a circulating signal that reduces appetite, obese individuals generally exhibit an unusually high circulating concentration of leptin. These people are said to be resistant to the effects of leptin, in much the same way that people with type 2 diabetes are resistant to the effects of insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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Do fat or overweight people tend to have emotional problems more than normal weight people?

Do fat or overweight people tend to have emotional problems more than normal weight people?

Yes: www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/views/fink-still-at-large... The association between obesity and severe mental illness is clear. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21565594 obesity is associated with an approximately 25% increase in odds of mood and anxiety disorders and an approximately 25% decrease in odds of substance use disorders. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1913935. ...Read more

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Are people with hyperthyroidism overweight?

Are people with hyperthyroidism overweight?

yes: Very often they are. Although metabolism is increased (burning more calories), hunger is also increased and often dominates, so many people are "paradoxically' overweight. ...Read more

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Why are people who are overweight so hungry?

Why are people who are overweight so hungry?

Overwieght eating: It is a fallacy that overweight people are always hungry. Did you know that if you ate an extra healthy apple (100 calories) just before going to bed every night that you would be one pound heavier in one month, 12 pounds heavier in one year, 60 pounds heavier in five years! it does not take very much to become overweight! ...Read more

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Could all people who are obese, overweight, and children have fatty liver?

Could all people who are obese, overweight, and children have fatty liver?

Fatty liver: It is generally true that obese individuals have fatty liver. Of the over 5000 operations that my partners and I have done, i would say that pretty much everyone who is obese has fatty liver to some degree. Some have it really bad, and some have a very mild amount. The good news is that when you lose weight, most of that goes away. ...Read more

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Are people who are obese more likely to develop hernias?

Hernia: If a person is obese, his chances of developing a hernia or significantly greater then someone who is not.. However anyone can develop a hernia, living heavy objects, coughing, genetics, and some disease states. ...Read more

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Why are overweight people more prone to heart attacks?

Why are overweight people more prone to heart attacks?

Not the overweight: It is not the overweight per say that increases the risk for heart attack but the other factors like sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise and may be other bad habits associated and resulted in overweight and obesity. ...Read more

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Are obese people typically warmer because they have more fat to insulate themselves?

Are obese people typically warmer because they have more fat to insulate themselves?

Obesity effects: I understand your concern. Studies done on both cold-water swimmers and hospital patients have shown that people with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) are less susceptible to hypothermia because fat insulates the body’s core. In people with a higher BMI, subcutaneous fat effectively insulates the body’s core, while the skin cools. Some obese people feel cold in winter. ...Read more

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Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight ?

Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight
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Weight problem: Health risks of Obesity are •Heart disease •High blood pressureStrokeDiabetesOsteoarthritisBreathing problems Health Risks of being underweight- more likely to have infections due to effect on immune system. There can be Vitamins, Iron, and Calcium deficiencies. Being overweight is not normal as it may be due to poor coping with stress causing low self image, anxiety, de-pression. ...Read more

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Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight ?


Is overweight normal rather than being obese or underweight
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?: I don't understand the question. By definition, overweight is not normal. It's definitely better than being obese but still high risk. Underweight is also not good but for different reasons. ...Read more

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Are skinny people typically colder because they have less fat to insulate themselves?

Are skinny people typically colder because they have less fat to insulate themselves?

Colder: Quite likely. What do you call "skinny"? What are you doing about it? Please go online and look up the many articles about diet and weight gain or loss. ...Read more

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Do skinny people have higher foreheads?

Do skinny people have higher foreheads?

Not necessarily: The height of the forehead is more a function of hairline position and the length of the face. You do not have to be thin to have a high forehead. ...Read more

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Are socially shy and somewhat withdrawn people more susceptible to schizophrenia?

Are socially shy and somewhat withdrawn people more susceptible to schizophrenia?

No: Social withdrawal can be a symptom of schizophrenia, but being shy and socially withdrawn does not increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. Shyness and social withdrawal can be symptoms of other disorders and should be evaluated by your physician or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Why do anorexic people have thin skin often?

Why do anorexic people have thin skin often?

Nutrition: Your skin, is actually an organ of your body and it responds to food, or the lack of food. And it may not just be your skin that is thin, it may also have to do with the tissues underneith the skin. Poor nutritian can unfortunately adversely affect every part of the body. Finally and sadly, eating disorders can lead to death if left untreated. ...Read more

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Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Muscle mass: The body mass index (bmi) is simply a calculation based on weight and height. It does not factor in body composition. Muscle is more dense and heavier than the same volume of fat. Therefore someone can have a higher muscle mass accounting for their weight giving her a higher bmi. ...Read more

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