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The Effects Of Trans Fats On Childhood Obesity
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
What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are binge drinkers at high risk of developing ALS? Due to the release of glutamate in the brain following periods of heavy alcohol consumption
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
Isthe damage that processed, and fast food does tothe brain reversible?Heard that people with high amounts of trans fats in diet had smaller brain vol.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Of all the related conditions, is chikungunya one of the better or worse ones to have, in terms of effects on health and well-being?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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