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Politically Correct Terms For Obesity
I'm 24years old, obese. I'm having problems with the iregularities with my menstration. What should I do to correct this?
Weight Loss: The best way to improve your menstrual cycle is weight loss. Shedding the extra pounds will help your cycle become more regular. It is also a good idea to have an evaluation by your primary care provider to determine your hormone levels. Polycystic ovarian syndrome may also be the cause of your irregular cycles. ...Read more
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Why are so many healthcare workers morbidly obese when they were the knowledge and resources to correct this?
Many factors: I agree with dr. Michael jones. Behavorial change is possibly one of the hardest thing to train and maintain. It's much simpler to sit down and eat a tasty meal from a restaurant than to spend time cooking things from scratch that might not taste as good. People do things that make them feel good and often time, those are things that are not too good for you healthwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard that too much sugar actually leads to diabetes. I also heard that only obesity leads to diabetes. Which one is correct or are both?
Both: Medicine and health is very complex. Outcome is always (or almost always) polypotent. Our body is the system that is built and function on the priciple of balance of many factors. Any factor that is out of balance may lead to problem/disease. ...Read more
There is Hope!: 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. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hardly ever: Obesity is due to poor diet and a massive amount of sugars added to everything. When I graduated high school in 1960, we had not one kid in 300 plus affected with morbid obesity. Our epidemic today is due to artificial additives (high fructose corn syrup--HFCS--was invented by a Japanese scientist in 1960. Our food pyramid was loony--way too many carbs, and NOT ENOUGH FAT. ...Read more
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