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Obesity Diagnosis&treatment
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Obesity Diagnosis&treatment

Diagnosis If your BMI is in the obese range, your health care provider will typically review your health history in detail, perform a physical exam and recommend some tests. These exams and tests generally include: 1-Taking your health history. Your doctor may review your weight history, weight-loss efforts, exercise habits, eating patterns, what other conditions...

by January 31, 2018January 31, 2018
Economic and Health Impact of Obesity
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Economic and Health Impact of Obesity

Obesity-Related Illnesses and Death Morbid obesity adversely effects normal body functions and can result in serious illness. Not only can life span be shorted but the quality of life is often compromised as well. Among the health risks associated with morbid obesity is heart disease. People who are severely obese are 6 times as likely...

by January 20, 2018January 20, 2018
Lifestyle Changes for Weight Loss
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Lifestyle Changes for Weight Loss

Dietary approaches for weight loss Dietary control has probably been the main treatment used for weight loss in the past. Diets are based on the principles of metabolism and work by reducing the intake of calories (energy) to create a negative energy balance (i.e. more energy is used than is consumed). There are countless commercial...

by January 20, 2018January 20, 2018
Obesity And Socioeconomic Status
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Obesity And Socioeconomic Status

Obesity is related to some of the leading causes of death, including heart disease, some cancers, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. While obesity levels have been rising for all socioeconomic groups, some groups are more affected than others. Recent research highlights the complexity and variation in how socioeconomic status (SES) and obesity are related. A...

by January 20, 2018January 20, 2018
Eight lifestyle tips to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight
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Eight lifestyle tips to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight

Avoid obesity and its related health problems like diabetes, hypertension and hormonal disorders by changing few habits. Stop smoking, eat right at the right time, balance your diet and meditate, suggest experts. Eat healthy A balanced diet should be a healthy mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It should include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes,...

by January 20, 2018January 20, 2018
Health Risks of Being Overweight
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Health Risks of Being Overweight

Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. If you are pregnant, excess weight may lead to short- and long-term health problems for you and your child. This fact sheet tells you more about the links between excess weight and many health conditions. It also...

by January 18, 2018January 18, 2018
Health Effects of Obesity
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Health Effects of Obesity

Obesity has a far-ranging negative effect on health. Each year obesity-related conditions cost over 150 billion dollars and cause an estimated 300,000 premature deaths in the US. The health effects associated with obesity include, but are not limited to, the following: High blood pressure – Additional fat tissue in the body needs oxygen and nutrients...

by January 18, 2018January 18, 2018
The Best (and Worst) Foods to Prevent Stroke
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The Best (and Worst) Foods to Prevent Stroke

Stroke kills about 5 million people worldwide per year. It’s the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., and it’s a rapidly growing threat for middle-aged women in particular. But if you want to prevent yourself and those you love from getting a stroke, there’s good news… Basic lifestyle changes can have a big...

by January 17, 2018January 17, 2018
What You Can Do To Reduce Your Stroke Risk
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What You Can Do To Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Although heart disease and stroke account for the vast majority of deaths each year in America, you can do things to lessen your risk: Eat a healthy diet. Healthy food habits can help you reduce three risk factors for heart disease and stroke – high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess body weight. The...

by January 16, 2018January 16, 2018
Female Obesity And Stroke Risk
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Female Obesity And Stroke Risk

Women who are obese or overweight are at an increased risk of having ischemic stroke in which blood flow to the brain is blocked, according to a new research released Wednesday. However, the study also found that these women have reduced chances of getting hemorrhagic stroke wherein a weakened blood vessel in the brain bursts...

by January 16, 2018January 16, 2018
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