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Doctor insights on: The Bmi For Overweight And Obesity

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Is the weight watchers program safe and effective for the morbidly obese?

Is the weight watchers program safe and effective for the morbidly obese?

Yes.: Virtually any weight loss program will result in weight loss for someone who is morbidly obese over the short term. This could include something as easy as tracking calories, walking more or as elaborate as getting a personal trainer/chef or joining a health club or weight watchers program. The most important thing to consider is whether the weight loss will be sustainable over the long run. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

What are the differences between overweight, obese and morbidly obese?

BMI is key: Overweight is a bmi over 25. (about 20-25 pounds overweight). Obesity is a bmi from 30-35. This is roughly 30-60 pounds overweight. Morbid obesity is a bmi over 35 (roughly 70 or more pounds overweight). ...Read more

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What exercise are good for the morbidly obese person?

What exercise are good for the morbidly  obese person?

Any: Any increase in your physical activity is good for you. If your knees, back, etc hurt because of your weight consider low impact exercise like water aroebics or swimming. ...Read more

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I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance. Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance.  Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

Make an appointment: for evaluation by an endocrinolgist with nutrition expertise. Likely you will be placed on a limited or significantly reduced carbohydrate diet. Psychological counseling to help you get to the root of your eating disorder will also be very helpful long term. ...Read more

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Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Marginally: A bmi between 18 and 25 is considered normal, 25-30 overweight, over 30 obese. Having said that, some people, due to bone mass and the proportion of fat vs lean mass, can have a normal bmi but have too much body fat, or conversely can have a high bmi but have a normal amount of fat. ...Read more

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What's the ideal weight for age and height?

What's the ideal weight for age and height?

Internet site: Copy this site address and paste onto address bar of internet explorer http://www.Healthdiscovery.Net/links/calculators/ideal_bw_women.Htm. ...Read more

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Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

130-170 pounds.: By BMI calculations, your weight should be in the 130-170 range to be considered healthy. Granted the BMI is not an ideal index as it doesn't take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) or coincident medical conditions. But that would be your range strictly based on your height. ...Read more

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Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

See below: This will probably not be offered at the age of 15. What should be encouraged is a serious attempt at weight loss, if needed this can be done in an inpatient setting. The diabetes will probably minimize once the weight is brought under control. Parents can help by removing unhealthy food options from the home. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss supplement for obesity. My BMI is over 30. ?

What is a good weight loss supplement for obesity. My BMI is over 30. ?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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What are the limitations of using BMI in assessing a healthy body weight?

What are the limitations of using BMI in assessing a healthy body weight?

Some limitations: Bmi is "body mass index", a calculation that relates height and weight. A bmi under 25 is normal, 25-30 is "overweight", above 30 is "obese". However, bodybuilders with high muscle mass will have bmis above 30, but are not obese. As we age, the bmi may not change much, but the amount of body fat compared to muscle increases. For any given bmi, women will typically have more body fat than men. ...Read more

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What is the number one weight loss diet plan to avoid obesity?

What is the number one weight loss diet plan to avoid obesity?

See below: The best answer is exercise accompanied by a light restriction of what he eats walking is the best exercise for an older person becasue it is less associated with injuries. ...Read more

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What is the average weight and height for 10 year old? The weight must be in kg.

What is the average weight and height for 10 year old? The weight must be in kg.

Average Weight : The average weight for a ten year old is 30kgs but there can be wide variations. ...Read more

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Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?

Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?

Yes: As long as you exercise at a level that increases your heart rate sufficiently, an exercise bike will help you lose weight. As long as you do not increase your calorie intake, you should gradually lose weight as well as abdominal fat. ...Read more

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What is an ideal weight for men of 28yrs and 5feet 8inches?

What is an ideal weight for men of 28yrs and 5feet 8inches?

It depends: A man is at his best body weight if he has little or no body fat and is competitive at his favorite sport. This varies with build and interests. A lot of nonsense is written about "ideal weight". A gold-medal runner is likely to be "underweight". A zero-bodyfat football linebacker is likely to be "obese". Focus on fitness, rather than a number. ...Read more

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Whatnis the ideal weight for. 5'4 teen female?

Whatnis the ideal weight for. 5'4 teen female?

Varies by age: You can go to the cdc website and download a growth chart and plot the height and weight at any given age. The percentile of weight should correspond to the percentile of height. (a 75% tall person should be 75% weight) www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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