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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Trans Fats On Childhood Obesity

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Are the effects of saturated fat on health lessened by exercise and why?

Are the effects of saturated fat on health lessened by exercise and why?

Intake: Of saturated fat can lead to weight gain and elevated cholesterol. Weight reduction can lower risks of obesity and also lead to improvement in cholesterol by lowering Insulin resistance. Medication may still be required. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Obesity In Children (Definition)

Body mass index (bmi), expressed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m2), is commonly used to classify obesity among adults, and is also recommended for children. Bmi-for-age-growth charts for the United States are used to plot percentile. Children with bmi values at or above the 95th percentile are considered obese by this definition. Talk to ...Read more


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What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

All bad.: A diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat and a lack of overall fitness or efforts at exercise is presumed to help progression or development of heart disease and the risk factors for such. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on the Palio diet? Does the increase in meats affect LDL's & risk of CHD in long term?

What are your thoughts on the Palio diet? Does the increase in meats affect LDL's & risk of CHD in long term?

Not the way: I'm sorry to possibly burst your bubble, but none of these fad diets are the answer long term to good health. While there may be some short term gains with weight loss, the long term effects are indeed something to be concerned about. Learn about a low carbohydrate, high vegetable and fruit balanced diet that you can maintain for a lifetime and you will some out much further ahead. ...Read more

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Any research on the effect of eating genetically modified meats and vegetables ?

No problems: No problems have been discovered so far. We've been eating genetically modified foods for many, many decades. It's not a new concept. ...Read more

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What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

Diabetes and others: Being obese at any age puts you at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension and of having an undesirable cholesterol pattern. The big worry for teens is that you have so many years of anticipated life ahead of you (more so than someone in middle age) so that developing these problems at an early age is more likely to lead to complications of diabetes and/or early cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?

If a food has more unsaturated fats than saturated and trans fats, does the unsaturated cancel out the effects of the saturated and trans?

NO!!!: First of all, there is good reason to question whether saturated fats are actually unhealthy- see http://www.Bmj.Com/content/347/bmj.F6340 however, trans fats are among the most toxic foods one can eat and a major cause of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq no amount of healthy fats can "cancel out" the incredible toxicity caused by trans fats. ...Read more

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Are hormones in the diet (meat and dairy products) causing the obesity epidemic in america?

Are hormones in the diet (meat and dairy products) causing the obesity epidemic in america?

Little influence: Calories, especially from carbohydrates including sodas, sweets, fast food etc, etc cause obesity. ...Read more

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Of all the related conditions, is bulimia one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Of all the related conditions, is bulimia one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

It's not a contest: These are serious conditions. Having any of them is not healthy. Every individual is different, so the impact of a given disease varies from individual to individual. Concentrate on getting yourself better without comparing to others who may be "worse off, or better off.". ...Read more

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What is the basis of our increased concern about saturated fats, cholesterol and trans-fatty acids?

Heart disease: Increasing intake of saturated fats/trans fats typically drives up the cholesterol and in particular the bad cholesterol (ldl/triglyceride) components. Elevated levels of these are associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The high caloric load typical for fatty foods also adversely affects cardiac health. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of childhood obesity?

What are the consequences of childhood obesity?

OBESITY.HI RISK: All kinds of diseases increase if someone is obese, especially if this obesity is scince childhood obese people have lower life expectancy than none obese ones. I suggest that an obese person should get medical help to loose weight immediatly. Please go visit your doctor and talk to him/her. ...Read more

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What short- and long-term health conditions are direct consequences of the obesity epidemic?

What short- and long-term health conditions are direct consequences of the obesity epidemic?

Consequences : The consequences of being obese include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. Obesity is the #2 preventable cause of death in the us (smoking is #1). The avg life span has been going up steadily over the past 100yrs, but has stopped and may go down because of obesity. ...Read more

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Which are the benefits of using kefir in my diet?

Which are the benefits of using kefir in my diet?

Probiotic, vits,min: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to but different from yogurt. Both will have probiotic (gut friendly)bacteria, are low lactose dairy (bacteria digest some of the lactose), good source of protein, calcium, magnesium , b6, b12, phosphorus; tasty and nutritious. Drink up! ...Read more

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Discuss the proper inclusion of fats in the diet and best types of fat?

Discuss the proper inclusion of fats in the diet and best types of fat?

Healthy fats: Healthy fats are essential to proper nutrition and play a huge role in managing mood, mentation, fight fatigueand even control your weight. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are considered good fats while saturated fats and trans fats are considered harmful. Examples of good fats are olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, avocados, olives, and nuts but in moderation. ...Read more

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Of all the related conditions, is blocked tear duct one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Of all the related conditions, is blocked tear duct one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Better: A lot of infants have adhesions of their tear ducts. The vast majority of which resolve on their own. Rarely, a child may need to have the duct surgically repaired. ...Read more

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What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

What in long run are the effects of obesity on health?

Early grave: Obesity has many physical and emotional health risks. Increased risk of diabetes which has additional health risks, increased risk of blood pressure problems, stroke and heart disease. Increased risk of pain and joint problems, arthritis, back troubles, and problems with mobility. Gastrointestinal problems including increased reflux. Increased risk of depression, social stigma and stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Trans Fats (Definition)

Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats ...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