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What part of the body does obesity most effect?

What part of the body does obesity most effect?

Heart, liver and....: Complications of obesity effect about every major organ system. Significant increase risk of heart disease, the major cause of fatty liver which can lead to steatohepatitis and cirrhosis major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, gout, reproductive organs, decrease in fertility. High cholesterol & triglycerides. Fat, especially the viceral or deep abdominal fat causes inflammation of body. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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I am from the southern part of india. Can i trust the answers for questions i asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that i got from healthtap?

I am from the southern part of india. Can i trust the answers for questions i asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that i got from healthtap?

Compare Answers: Many healthtap docs are experts in their fields. But even experts don't always agree with one another. We may approach questions from very different perspectives. One of the strengths of healthtap is that you can see what different docs have to say. And you can get a feel for whether any individual doc's perspective feels like a good match for you. "there are many ways out of a forrest.". ...Read more

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Can a slightly obese 13 year old girl living in any part of the world have too much belly fat which may look as if she is pregnant?

Can a slightly obese 13 year old girl living in any part of the world have too much belly fat which may look as if she is pregnant?

Yes: In female far distribution tends to prefer belly, buttocks due to our body structure. Start doing exercise you are too young to develop complications related with being over weight. Eat healthy balanced diet. Fat belly is the least concerning thing if you think about other risks associated with being obese. ...Read more

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Obese. Frequent yeast inf. under breasts, at thighs. What can I do at home to treat? How about to prevent? Sweating is part of the issue.

Obese. Frequent yeast inf. under breasts, at thighs. What can I do at home to treat? How about to prevent? Sweating is part of the issue.

Corn starch: Wash and dry the breasts thoroughly then apply corn starch under the breasts to soak up the perspiration. It is a old home remedy that generally works unless you are a profuse sweater. ...Read more

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At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men. Body fat percentage=1.2xbmi +0.23xage-5.4-10.8xgender. (gender=o for females and 1 for males). Body mass index (bmi) is the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared to equal the percentage range in which one's bmi should fall. 30 or > is obese. ...Read more

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Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Fat percent: Likely because your amount of fat relative to your total body weight hasn't changed, both have decreased. ...Read more

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Is obesity always defined by a person's body mass index?

Yes: Currently that is the standard for the definition. It is not 100% but the best available means to measure, at least for children over 2 y/o. ...Read more

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Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Kidneys don't move: The kidneys don't really move if you gain weight. However, they may seem deeper in the abdomen or flanks as more and more fatty tissue is layered on to the body. Also, there is a layer of natural or peri-renal fat that may enlarge as more and more weight is gained. ...Read more

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Can a fmorbidly obese person have body dysmorphic disorder?

Can a fmorbidly obese person have body dysmorphic disorder?

Absolutely, but...: Bdd is an irrational, excessive preoccupation with and dislike of some aspect of your body, for example, being convinced your chin is too pointy, making you ugly, when in fact it is quite within the normal range. A morbidly obese person might have such a preoccupation. Dislike of the obesity itself, even if it caused great distress would not be bdd because it's reality based. ...Read more