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I can't go a day without drinking caffeine.I always drink 1 or 2dr peppers a day. I have always weighed90lbs. Why am I not obese yet? Can soda kill me

I can't go a day without drinking caffeine.I always drink 1 or 2dr peppers a day. I have always weighed90lbs. Why am I not obese yet? Can soda kill me

Don't wish too hard: Well young lady.... 1. Be careful what you wish for would be the answer to the 1st question. I've known just a few women who've been 90 lbs. ALL THEIR LIVES. Take a look at your mom.....good chance you will have her body shape at her age if you go just by genetics. 2. YES...is the answer to the 2nd question....but very, very, very, slowly. In much faster fashion it'll rot out your teeth ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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How can I treat obesity?

How can I treat obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Tips for obesity control?

Tips for obesity control?

Keep a food .: The best way to control and manage your weight is keep track of what you eat and drink, counting your caloric intake is the key. Then, this is the hard part, your take the mindset to reduce your daily calorie intake by 500 calories a day, and some extra walking will help.But, this is so logical that most overweight individuals will dismiss this advice and seek out exoensive and non productive ways. ...Read more

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I m suffer little obesity?

I m suffer little obesity?

Obesity: Either a little or alot excess weight can harm you. Although we all know eat right, exercise etc. Sometimes it is hard to figure what is right. A good start is a program called Tru Health http://mymannapages.com/DrStu ...Read more

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How can I remove my obesity?

How can I remove my obesity?

You can lose: Under the supervision of a trained physician an individualised weight loss plan for you will work . The plan will first rule out organic causes of weight loss. Then identify the type of eating problems you have. Most likely an effective program will include physical excercise, behaviorial counselling, nutritional counseling stress and relaxation techniques , supplements and prescription meds. ...Read more

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30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

Many hazards: Fat around the middle in particular is associated with many adverse health consequences. It is associated with low vitamin d3, stress and inflammation. These in turn are associated with alzheimer's, sleep apnea, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disease, degenerative joint disease, etc. Eat 6 equal meals of healthy food, sleep, exercise, and de-stress for prevention. ...Read more

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How to know if i'm fat or obese?

Obese fat: Medically speaking, you can calculate your body mass index. This is a calculation based on your height and your weight. You can search this on the internet and plug in the numbers. A bmi 25-29 is overweight. 30-34 is class 1 obesity. 35-39 is class two obesity. 40 or above is class three obesity. Your risk of medical illnesses increases with your bmi. ...Read more

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Is obesity recessive or dominant?

Is obesity recessive or dominant?

It's complicated: There is no single gene for obesity. There are at least 30 different genes related to obesity (probably many more); some are recessive and some are dominant. but even amongst those who have a genetic predisposition, diet and lifestyle still play a major role. Not everyone with genetic tendencies to obesity become obese. See http://tinyurl.com/h4gllx8 ...Read more

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Can someone be obese and healthy?

Can someone be obese and healthy?

Obesity=Unhealthy.: There is a population of people who are overweight and are considered healthy as they're pretty functional and have no medical issues. But obesity is generally considered unhealthy and dangerous. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for obesity?

Wife= mate lose wt: If you feel that you are being affected in a negative way---med conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, can't exercise, short of breath, don't sleep well, don't like the way you appear, the weight affects your relationship; you may want to change. But, you, not your wife, need to want to make the changes. If you are not ready to make the changes necessary; no one else can.I hope you are ready. ...Read more

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Obesity!? How do you stop eating?

Obesity!?  How do you stop eating?

Depends: Why are you eating? If you are eating for any reason other than hunger and you are obese, then you need help. Diet pills work, but only temporarily. The most effective treatment is a lifestyle change. If i offer you a million dollars to loose 5 pounds this month, would you do it? If so, what is your life worth? Start with a call to your family doctor. Consider counseling, it really helps. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am obese or not?

How do I know if I am obese or not?

Calculate BMI: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared (in metric units). Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is generally regarded as a bmi of 30 or higher. This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.Htm. ...Read more

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Is my baby pre-disposed to obesity?

Is my baby pre-disposed to obesity?

Perhaps.: A recent iom recommendation states: healthcare professionals should consider 1) children’s attained weight-for-length or BMI ? 85th percentile, 2) children’s rate of weight gain, and 3) parental weight status as risk factors in assessing which young children are at highest risk of later obesity and its adverse consequences. So, see your pediatrician for health supervision visits and ask each time. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for obesity ?

What do you recommend for obesity ?

Healthy lifestyle: I recommend moderation, variety and balance. Portion control is a good start, learning what a portion size is and placing that into action. Increasing daily activity is also an important part of lifestyle changes. Try to be active most days of the week. In summary, eat less, move more is the general recommendation for someone with obesity. ...Read more

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If i'm obese will my child be obese?

Not necessarily: However, the chance for your offspring to become obese does increase. ...Read more

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How we can measure obesity ?By what ?

How we can measure obesity ?By what ?

Various scales: certainly just weight and height is good enough for most people. Gold standard is an MRI which measures every dot for whether it is fat, air, muscle, water due to chemical vibration under magnetic field. ALmost perfect correlation with measuring fatness with calipers. so... scale, calipers you can measure density with dunking someone in a pool and measuring how well they float; not necessary. ...Read more

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Could i consider 180 pound men obese?

Could i consider 180 pound men obese?

Not necessarily: How tall is the man? Is he muscular? This weight may be fine for some mean and overweight for others. ...Read more

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How should I take control of obesity?

How should I take control of obesity?

Taking control: Diet, lifelstyle and exercise. Low glycemic diet , adequate exercise with a couple days of high intensity interval training and adequate sleep goes a long way. I also find certain supplements are helpful Check out the Tru Health site. http://mymannapages.com/DrStu ...Read more

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Is obesity always bad for your health?

Is obesity always bad for your health?

Generally yes.: True, there is a population of people called "healthy fat" who are overweight but are pretty functional and have no real medical ills, but it's generally well accepted that obesity is unhealthy and leads to myriad medical problems. ...Read more

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What to do to stop eating if i'm obese?

What to do to stop eating if i'm obese?

Consider Help of MD: If you feel you have tried everything to lose weight and failed you should strongly consider seeing a doctor who specializes in bariatrics. You need to have a detailed medical history and physical exam and appropriate lab work. This lab work should include at least a cbc, cmp, lipids, tsh, & hgba1c. You need an individualized weight loss program developed for you. Diet and exercise are key. ...Read more

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