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Doctor insights on: When Did Obesity Become A Problem In America

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My problem is obesity?

Start w eval by your: Doctor. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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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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What health problems are a result of obesity?

Diabetes: diabetes, high blood pressure, inflamed liver, sleep apnea, are all related to obesity. The metabolic syndrome with large waste,insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol is also related to obesity. ...Read more

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Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

Is obesity the global cause of health problems?

THE Cause...: Obesity is a major global problem and contributes to numerous other chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer. Obesity for many is due to the combination of poor food choices/excess calories (mostly carbs) and a sedentary lifestyle. Here is a fact sheet on obesity: http://bit.Ly/lp2qiw. ...Read more

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What percent of america is obese at end of 2012?

What percent of america is obese at end of 2012?

Too many- read on: By definition a person is considered obese if bmi is 30 or greater. The percentage is 35.7 and source is the cdc. I attached the website where you can read the cdc report and see the slides. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html. ...Read more

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What are common mental health problems of the obese?

What are common mental health problems of the obese?

Low self esteem , de: Obesity sepially by women can lead to low self esteem and depression. And since all psych medications can have the risk for weight gain , many r not compliant with it or even refuse to take it. Therapy iis very important. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health problems can be caused by obesity?

Long list: Some cancers, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and joint damage, skin infections, possible hyperlipidemia, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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Why would america have such a high proportion of obese people?

Why would america have such a high proportion of obese people?

Food and Cars: Compared to 50 years ago, we now eat much more food at meals, we snack more, we consume more sugar and carbs, and we eat out more at fast food places (where the portion size has trebled). Food is cheaper as proportion of income too. We also drive more, take elevators and escalators and not stairs, spend more time sitting watching tv/computers, and have jobs that are more sedentary. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the problems of children obesity?

Need expert help here. What are the problems of children obesity?

Diabetes etc: an obese child can develop insulin resistance and become diabetic at an early age. Obese children are also at increased risk for fatty livers- especially if they are insulin resistant. They also might get sleep apnea with daytime fatigue and hip and joint problems from the excess weight. High blood pressure is also a problem to be concerned about ...Read more

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How can Americans become less obese with small, everyday changes?

How can Americans become less obese with small, everyday changes?

Lifestyle changes: We as a country do not have a concept of portion control. Being mindful of how many calories one takes in daily and doing a daily cardiovascular exercise regimen will likely help us deal with obesity. ...Read more

Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more