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  • Guide To Obesity, Cholesterol And Heart Disease

    Obesity, a disease of excess fat tissue in the body (BMI > 30), is now recognized as a major risk factor for atherosclerotic coronary heart disease, which can cause heart attacks. Medical research into lipids and cardiovascular disease has identified some of the reasons for this higher risk but many of the factors linking obesity

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  • Child Obesity: Prevalence

    How Many Children/Adolescents Are Obese or Severely Overweight Obesity in Children and Adolescents Child obesity (meaning a BMI-for-age above the 95th percentile of the CDC growth charts for age and gender) is typically diagnosed in individual children when total body weight exceeds 25 percent fat in boys, or 32 percent fat in girls (Lohman, 1987).

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  • Breathing Problems and Morbid Obesity

    Breathing Problems Associated With Morbid Obesity Aside from obstructive sleep apnea, morbid obesity may lead to several other breathing problems and respiratory disorders. Asthma and Bronchitis Obesity does not cause asthma or bronchitis. However, obesity may hamper or reduce breathing, thus aggravating asthma attacks. In addition, gastroesophageal reflux caused by obesity may aggravate asthma and

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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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  • How to Reduce Obesity

    A healthy way to reduce obesity is to increase your exercise. This helps to burn extra calories and raises your resting metabolic rate. It keeps your body working efficiently and it boosts your motivation to lose weight. How Exercise Assists You to Reduce Obesity Let’s say you drink 2 x 5 fl oz glasses of

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  • Weight Reduction For Men

    Weight Reduction For Men

    Prevalence of Male Obesity The last two and a half decades have witnessed a significant increase in overweight among men of all ages. Studies show that 27 out of 100 American men aged 20-74 years are obese (BMI > 30). This compares with 19 percent of Australian males, 12 percent of French males and 3.6

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