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What is the importance of cholesterol for your health and the function of your body?

What is the importance of cholesterol for your health and the function of your body?

Long answer: Cholesterol is a normal constituent of the body and essential for many functions, e.g., cell membranes, steroid hormones, nerve health etc. Excessive cholesterol causes blood vessel disease and secondarily cause heart disease, stroke gangrene etc. See this site for more info.http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cholesterol.html. ...Read more

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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 is your opinion on the normalization of obesity?

Obesity: Normalization of obesity? Obesity is killing this country. It is the #2 preventable cause of death behind smoking and will likely become #1 soon. The life expectancy in the us has hit a plateau and is projected to go down for the first time in 100 years because of obesity. So, obesity is an epidemic that and there shouldn't be any normalization of this problem. ...Read more

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What is the importance of health screening prior to exercise?

What is the importance of health screening prior to exercise?

Important: Important to identify any health issues that could cause problems during the activities you are planning to do. Getting these issues addressed and developing an exercise program you can do based on any underlying problems will help you to achieve your goals. A program will also help you meet your goals, start small and build. After all you don't start with a mile on sat then a marathon on sun! ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Health: The bottom line is that good nutrition and exercise keep us healthier! avoiding habits like smoking helps too. How these help is the topic of hundreds of articles and books. ...Read more

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What is the importance of cholesterol?

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What is the importance of cholesterol?

Essential: cholesterol is required for tissue repair and regeneration particularly those that has high turnover rates such as the skin blood cells etc. it is also a building block for the synthesis of hormones,vitamins and numerous important substances used in body metabolism ...Read more

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Help please? What is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Help please? What is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

If type 1...: Can't live without it if type 2, by bias is=, that with newer meds, most don't need it, and if need basal insulin, most won't need meal time insulin. ...Read more

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What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

Very important: Cardiovascular system comprises of heart and blood vessels and is vital to survival of all other organs it supplies oxygen and nourishment to the whole body. ...Read more

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What are your views on the ethics of surrogacy?

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Its a very good tool: It's a great tool but should be used for the right reasons . Not to abuse it for convenience. ...Read more

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Describe the importance of data protection and the access to patient records?

Describe the importance of data protection and the access to patient records?

Privacy: Patients medical information should be strictly between themselves and their doctors. Some allowance should be made for sharing with other doctors involved in their care. Currently the government and insurance companies have open access. The issue of data privacy is person but would be obvious for patients with mental illness, AIDS, and any condition embarrassing to themselves. ...Read more

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What is the value of the family meal?

What is the value of the family meal?

Huge: The family meal has been shown to have huge benefits in a number of ways. It allows the family to slow down, decreases stress, and open communication channels. It gives the children a sense of unity and solidarity, helping with social development and confidence. Plus the family dinner is much more nutritious than most "grab and go" type meals, helping with weight and obesity. ...Read more

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What is the value of those diet plans on tv?

What is the value of those diet plans on tv?

Little value: Unless they are going to cook for you for the rest of your life, you need to develop your own eating processes ad plan at home so you can fend for yourself once the products stop coming. There is little point to losing weight only to gain it back. Also some foods help you lose weight, but may not be healthy. Check ingredients carefully. There are no quick fixes to weight loss but you can do it. ...Read more

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What is the importance of holistic health?

What is the importance of holistic health?

Holistic Health: Holistic health takes into count our entirety as a person. Spiritual, physical & emotional balance is essential to overall health. When we only focus on one aspect of health - we may lose balance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Can you tell me about the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

If type 1...: Can't live without it if type 2, by bias is=, that with newer meds, most don't need it, and if need basal insulin, most won't need meal time insulin. ...Read more

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What is the importance of mental hygiene?

What is the importance of mental hygiene?

Mental Hygiene: "mental hygiene" is the historical precursor to modern movements promoting mental health. Dr. Isaac ray (one of the founders of the american psychiatric association) defined mental hygiene as "an art to preserve the mind against incidents and influences which would inhibit or destroy its energy, quality or development." it's aimed at maintaining positive mental health, and preventing disorders. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the point of being circumcised?

Need advice on what is the the point of being circumcised?

Religious reasons: Circumcision is part of being a muslim, jew, or some other religion. Circumcision is also a right of passage from chid to manhood with many african tribes. It is also ok if father or brothers are circumcised and johnny doesn't or might not want to look different to them. Avoids phimosis & balanitis.Cleaner if u don't wash under foreskin.Avoids penile cancer in the unwashed. Less hiv/aids in africa. ...Read more

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Honest opinion needed on question of body image of the female persuasion?

Honest opinion needed on question of body image of the female persuasion?

Need more info: More info is needed as this is not a question that can be answered. ...Read more

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What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

Holistic health: From a general perspective, inclusion of psychological health factors in a health record are valuable for monitoring and treating the "whole" person. There is a great deal of research that demonstrates psychological factors (I.e., mental status, memory and neurocognition, general mental health, beliefs and thought patterns, ability to cope and resilience, etc.) affect health outcomes. ...Read more

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What is bmi?

What is bmi?

Body Mass Index: Bmibody mass index bmi is used to find out if a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. ...Read more

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What is BMI?

What is BMI?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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19.2 BMI okay?

19.2 BMI okay?

Yes: Its a good bmi- but i wouldn't want you to be much thinner than that. ...Read more

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What is my bmi?

What is my bmi?

Body mass index: Body mass index is a calculated number using the following formula: (703 x weight in lbs.) divided by height in inches squared. Ideal bmi is between 18.5 and 25.0. Overweight is a bmi between 25.0-29.9, obese is a bmi of 30.0 or greater. ...Read more

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What is optimal bmi?

Overweight / obesity: Optimal bmi is 20-25 kg/m2. Overweight is 25-30, obese is more than 30. However, this is a guide, and individuals may vary. Bmi is just weight/height, so someone (usually a male) who is stocky and muscular can have a high bmi yet be very lean. ...Read more

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What exactly is bmi?

What exactly is bmi?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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What's the ideal BMI?

Best BMI: The healthiest is <25. Those with this BMI OR LESS live the longest and healthiest on the average.

Data that lowering your BMI to this will give you the same benefits are not available. ...Read more

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Is a BMI of 25.5 good?

In indicates : That you're very slightly overweight. Eat less and exercise more to lost the weight for your overall health. Bmi is just a measurement of weight relative to height. It's not reflective of your overall health; and it's not "good" or "bad", it's just a calculation. ...Read more

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How do you measure BMI?

How do you measure BMI?

Simply a formula: formula. Google: "BMI formula". E.g. For US typical units BMI = 703 x Wt (pounds)/Ht (inches). Of course this means BMI does not compensate for type of body build & is commonly very misleading. It was developed by a mathematician, adopted by the insurance/advance-monetary-time-payment industry as a crude indicator of body build for the masses &, in turn, adopted by the medical disease industry. ...Read more

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How is my BMI measured?

Use height and weigh: BMI is a calculated value using your weight in kilograms and dividing by your height in meters squared Kg/M2. The easiest way to find this value is to just use a BMI calculator online. You can google "BMI calculator" and just plug your values in and it will give you an answer in a couple of seconds. ...Read more

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How bad is a BMI of 14.9?

How bad is a BMI of 14.9?

Potentially: Very dangerous. Talk w/your doctor about your eating disorder. ...Read more

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What is normal BMI index ?

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BMI: In adults 20 years or older, the range is 18.5 to 24.9 for normal weight. ...Read more

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What is a good BMI number?

It always changes: Bmi 20-25 is "ideal body weight" which may not be as healthy as 26-29. A recent study showed this higher bmi was a healthier weight range for people than ideal. ...Read more

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How do I determine my BMI?

How do I determine my BMI?

Height and weight : Most electronic medical records do this automatically ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bmi?

Here's a website: http://www.bmicalculator.org/ has explanations and calculators for men an women. Calculations require height, weight, gender and, in kids, age. The result is a %ile that indicates whether your weight is healthy for your height. If >95th%ile, see your doctor to reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and other medical complications of obesity. ...Read more

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Is BMI of 19 healthy at 19?

Normal 20-25 but..: Technically a "normal bmi is 20-25. But its just a number. A bmi of 19 has to be put into context of who you are. If you are healthy, happy, eating well and feel good. Then 19 should be fine. ...Read more

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What is best BMI for 40? 50?

Ranges: Bmi categories: underweight = <18.5 normal weight = 18.5–24.9 overweight = 25–29.9 obesity = bmi of 30 or greater. ...Read more

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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