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how to treat obesity naturally
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how to treat obesity naturally

3 Steps to Treat Obesity Naturally Obesity is an excess of body weight caused by overconsumption of calories and physical inactivity. Some other causes may include: hormonal imbalances, stress, medical conditions, genetics, toxins, or a side effect of medications. Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is...

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...

New Obesity Treatments Offer New Choices
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New Obesity Treatments Offer New Choices

Weight-loss options continue to multiply, as the challenge of treating obesity continues to grow, so do the treatment options. From a stomach-emptying device to gastric balloons to reformulated drugs, but are they the wave of the future or a temporary solution to a chronic problem?   Interrupting the Flow Perhaps the most unusual new approach...

Weight loss tips and tricks
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Weight loss tips and tricks

Treatment for obesity will be most successful when the initial goal is to improve the health not to achieve an ideal weight; when making changes in the lifestyle, such as increasing physical activity and eating healthy food. It is also recommended to postpone the use of medicines or resort to surgery until at least six...

How is obesity measured?
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How is obesity measured?

BMI The most widely-used method of measuring and identifying obesity is Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI = weight in kg/height m2 In adults Overweight, or pre-obesity, is defined as a BMI of 25-29.9 kg/m², while a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² defines obesity.   These BMI thresholds were proposed by WHO expert report and reflect the increasing...

Obesity and lifestyle
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Obesity and lifestyle

Sometimes we become overweight and when we realize that our weight is affecting our quality of life, we begin to search for the means that may help us to drop that extra weight. Either by searching for information about how to lose weight fast at home or how to lose weight fast without exercise if...

The Social Effects of Obesity in Children
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The Social Effects of Obesity in Children

According to many theories, about rates of obesity and the reasons they have increased so dramatically in the last 20 years, whatever factors contribute to the problem, the resulting effects on these children’s lives is too dangerous. In addition to the physical side effects, a 2003 study published in the “Journal of the American Medical...

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...

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...

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...

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