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What Is One Factor That Contributed To The Global Increase In Obesity
Too many 2 count: Where to start? Convenience foods, fast foods, commercial advertising for soda etc... Decrease in the importance of sit down family dinners... Obesity is a multifactoral problem with many causes that we have yet to identify. Fixing the obesity epidemic is also going to have to be tackled from several different angles.. ...Read more
Mostly food choices: Many factors: genetics plays some role. Parental modeling plays large role. Food available in community, tv ads, reduced physical activities, too much tv. The biggest factor is excess food and poor food choices. To help address the problem feed your child plenty of fruits and vegetables while eliminating all sugary beverages and try to cut back on junk foods. See choosemyplate. Gov. ...Read more
Take care: The best way to avoid obesity is to take care of yourself. There are certain factors that are difficult to control, such as poverty, ethnicity, and your level of education, but certainly using more calories than you take in is the simplest formula. That is, be physically active and make sure to eat moderate portions of healthy foods. For more tips, see the cdc website and your provider. ...Read more
Portion size, obese: Since the 1950s, our portion size has tripled in this country. Popcorn at movie theater....3x bigger, hamburger, 3x bigger, candy bars, bottles of soda, all bigger. And we've all been trained not to throw out food, because there are starving people in the world. So, if you eat more, even healthy, you eat more calories and fat. Also, you get served 3x more when eating out at restaurants. ...Read more
Yes: A can of regular beer has 146 calories, if you drink 2 to 3 cans you are practically ingesting the calories in a full meal, if you then add what you eat regularly it all adds up. Beer belly is for real. ...Read more
Calories & Exercise: Most children have one or more issues- 1) too much junk food (high sugar, high fat foods), 2) too much food (eating more than they need), and 3) not exercising enough. The best approach is to work on all of them to encourage them to have more healthy choices. Making small steps and continuing to adjust will help them learn new habits. ...Read more
Anorexia, obesity: Both can have significant consequences on your health, and on your life. Best to have a consultation with your family or available doctor to find out if there are any medical problms underlying obesity. Probably not the best solution if someone were considering anorexia to control weight and avoid obesity. ...Read more
I am informed that both obesity and anorexia are bad for your health, but which one is more unhealthy?
Obesity anorexia: Tough question. Both are very dangerous, in the extreme situations. Anorexia can result in general organ shut down and failure from lack of nutrition. Obesity damages all the bodies organs, joints, liver, heart, but does so more slowly over time. Many obese patients have a life expectancy of no more than 65 years. But, I suspect that the average anorexic patient doesn't even live that long. ...Read more
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?
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
Hi, Does a 31.9 BMI mean one looks obese or is just medically obese. I'm a stocky build (5'8 and 207 lbs) and want to lose around 25 lbs. Thank you.
Waist circumference: Hi. Muscular people can have a higher BMI and no be obese because muscle is more dense than fat. Check your waist circumference. The farther below 40 inches it is, the less likely you are to suffer obesity related diseases. Of course the fact you take prednisone (are you chronically on it?), the more likely obesity and obesity related diseases. Weight loss is tough on prednisone. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: The national cancer institute, on its website, lists several cancers whose risks are increased in an obese person. The cancers are: breast cancer in post-menopausal women (women after menopause), endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus' lining), colon cancer, kidney cancer, and esophagus cancer (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). ...Read more
Extra flesh and fat: Obesity can cause obstructive sleep apnea (osa). A person with osa may not have enough space in the throat area, so air can't flow easily to the lungs during sleep. An obese person has more fat, including in the neck and throat areas, so there is more flesh to block air flow. An obese person lying down has extra weight in the tummy pushing up at the bottom of the chest, making breathing more work. ...Read more
Obesity causes infl.:
Good question. Recent research shows that fat cells secrete a variety of chemicals that create a chronic state of inflammation, leading to increased risk of diabetes & cardiovascular disease. See http://www. Ncsf. Org/enew/articles/articles-obesityandinflammation. Aspx & http://www. Proteinpower. Com/drmike/inflammation/inflammation-and-diet/ & comment.
Losing weight & a good diet reduces inflammation. ...Read more
There are a number of studies on this topic that both obesity and diabetes are related to sugary drink consumption. Here are links to a couple:
http://www. Cnn. Com/2013/03/19/health/sugary-drinks-deaths
http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/sugary-drinks-fact-sheet/. ...Read more
Children are: Less active and eat more fast food, junk food and sugared drinks. ...Read more
In Large Quantities: -ose means sugar. Lactose is the sugar in milk, a 2 sugar molecule of galactose attached to glucose. Though debated, for over a century there has been significant evidence that ingested sugars converted to fat within the liver is a major driver of visceral obesity and cardiovascular disease. See: nusi. Org. However, it is still a quantity and balance issue, so intake quantity & handling remain key. ...Read more
No: That's one more baseless claim by somebody who's trying to frighten and manipulate you. Trust you don't have an overwhelming obsesion. What you do by yourself -- and almost all guys do -- helps keep the pressure off, lets you stay focused on other things you need to do, and lets you learn about your mind and body in preparation for adult relationships. Talk with some others guys -- maybe even dad. ...Read more
Which is considered spousal abuse: if one feeds a severely obese spouse or withholds food from such spouse?
Depends on dfn: Although both practices could be considered abusive in some form, by convention the withholding of food would fit the conventional use of the term. The term "enabler " would be used specifically to describe anyone who assists one with their self destructive activities. ...Read more
Same ways but harder: Hypothyroidism slows down metabolism and makes losing weight more difficult; however, the strategies are still the same. Ultimately decreasing calories in (food) and increasing calories out (exercise) will result in weight loss. Consider a support group or program to help keep you motivated as hypothyroidism can make it more difficult and at times you may feel discouraged. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Dx w/ lcv- plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and colcrys kept at bay. I've gained weight & considered "obese"-began w/flares again. Can that be a factor?
LCV: Rx Issues: The issue with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is not your total weight, but your lean body mass (lbm). You may weigh 160 lbs, but your lbm might be only 120. The less the lbm, the greater the danger of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) toxicity, including retinal and liver problems. This is a complex problem, and you should definitely seek immediate evaluation by your provider and follow up to avoid exacerbating your vasculitis or eye probs. ...Read more
Before my period my appetite increases and I feel really bloated and obese I notice I gain 5pounds is this normal?
Yes: Changes in appetite/weight and gastrointestinal symptoms are common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (pms). Stock your cupboards with tasty but nutritious snacks like fruits and veggies to help avoid these symptoms before your period. Increase physical exercise. Avoid excess salt. If this is getting worse, you may also be having female hormonal imbalance; see your doctor for a check up. ...Read more
More complicated: Kids have been sitting in school for centuries. Pediatric obesity is a much more recent phenomenon. From an activity standpoint, kids are sitting more in general: in front of tv, computers, video games. Less physical activity including less pe in school. Of greater devastation is our diet in this country which has become higher in calories overall, mostly contributed to by bad fats & refined carb. ...Read more
Female age 52 obese rheumatoid factor 640. Previous history prevails for 10 years not control with methatrax 5 mg per week pl rescue?
25 week pregnant, my initial weight was 63.5kg for 5.15 height. But now my weight has increased to 70.5kg. Is it obesity for my growth or nt.?
It's generally: A little more than would be desired, but you need to check with your doctor, as all cases are different and you need personal advise. ...Read more