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  • Depression and Morbid Obesity

    Psychosocial Effects of Obesity Depression caused by social ill-treatment is a common psychosocial effect of severe or morbid obesity. The social response to and treatment of obese individuals is frequently based on prejudice and ill-informed opinion. Studies even show that doctors and nurses are unsympathetic towards patients suffering from severe overweight. A survey of severely

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  • Support Group For Obese Patients

    The Importance of Weight Loss Support Trying to lose weight on your own is difficult at the best of times, but when you suffer from morbid obesity it’s almost impossible. This is why most medically supervised weight loss programs provide group support meetings as well as individual counseling. In fact, all research shows that obese

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  • Stroke and Morbid Obesity

    What is Stroke? A stroke (also called “brain attack”) involves potentially life-threatening damage to the brain caused by interruption to its blood supply. Most strokes are caused by cerebral thrombosis (blood clot in a brain artery), cerebral embolism or cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding). Atherosclerosis, Obesity and Stroke Atherosclerosis, or narrowing of the arteries, which may lead

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  • Obesity in Children

    What is Child Obesity? Obesity (a disease of excessive body fat) in children or adolescents is not measured in the same way as adult obesity. In adults, the Body Mass Index (BMI) is the standard diagnostic tool for measuring mild obesity (BMI 30+), morbid obesity (BMI 40+), and malignant obesity (BMI 50+). However, in order

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  • Reduce Abdominal Fat

    Guide To Reducing Fat Located Around Stomach And Abdomen How To Reduce Abdominal Fat “Abdominal” fat (also known as “visceral fat”) is not a cosmetic issue. Research now indicates that the more fat we store around our middle, the greater the risk of serious disease. Why Do We Store Fat In The First Place? We

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  • Definition of Obesity

    Definition of Obesity

    The term ‘obesity’ – derived from the latin word obesus, meaning ‘having eaten until fat’ – describes an excessive accumulation of body fat (adipose tissue), usually caused by the consumption of more calories than the body requires to fuel its energy requirements. The excess energy is thus stored for future use. Types of Obesity As

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