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What are the complications of “an obese woman exercising to lose weight at primigravida pregnancy to prevent Large-for-gestational age” on fetus

Obesity prior to pregnancy has been associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorder. Some infants born to women who enter pregnancy obese, are at high risk of becoming ...
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Most probable causes of obesity

I've read https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/obesity/causes/ containing the list of many causes of obesity. I'm interested in the numerical distribution, i.e. out of 100 obese people how many eat too many ...
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Why are the estimates of obesity prevalence in England wildly different?

I am not a health professional and am a little bit puzzled by this. There appear to be two ranges of obesity prevalence estimates (I am particularly interested in the rate in adults in England): ...
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Any studies on the tradeoff between losing weight and being less stressful?

It is being constantly claimed, upheld and emphasized that being overweight or, even worse, obese, possesses many and severe health hazards. Overweight and obese people are being repeatedly urged to ...
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Does the same amount of calories have different result on people [closed]

I have always wondered how this come about. At work we hade a conference about this and some people say that some people get over weight because it´s genetics, even if they eat the same amount of ...
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Can tuberculosis be treated with obesity?

When I was a kid I was told something that keeps bothering me until now, mainly because how weird it seems. Namely, I was told that before antibiotics were discovered, people with tuberculosis were ...
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What diet can be appropriate for a person with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease? [closed]

At my place of work as a student trainee, my attention was called to a patient who has suffered badly from secondary diseases. He has a Body Mass Index of 42, obese. He also suffers from Type 1 ...
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Is it possible for obesity to occur as a result of medical conditions and not just over-eating?

I am not obese myself as I've always been interested in sports since childhood, and put effort into living a healthy and active lifestyle. However, obesity is clearly a growing issue worldwide (no pun ...
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Is bmi a good indicator of health

My BMI is 30.4 and it says I am obese. But I dont look obese. One doctor was surprised at my high BMI value. She said maybe I have high bone density or something. So my questions are: Does a high ...
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Can Cheek bone grow bigger and wider in adulthood when you gain weight? [duplicate]

From somewhere, I might have been heard that If you gain weight even in your adulthood when your growth has been finished, Facial bones can grow because obesity causes hormone balance problems(such as ...
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Why do people still get hungry if they're overweight

So, I recently learned about how exactly obesity is formed. I learned that if you consume too many calories but don't burn enough of them, your body will start to form fat. Then how come that people ...
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Fat vs. Obesity

What is the difference between being fat and obese? Is being fat healthy? Some parents are very happy to have kids who are fat. They say fat is healthy, but being overweight isn't. Why would this be ...
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Do our skin get normal after obese person lose weight?

I have seen people loosing a lot of pounds working out. But their skin hanging all over the body. Does the skin get normal ever?
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Considering obesity using BMI

Why is it that medical assessments on obesity is based on BMI when BMI scales are inaccurate? Take for example Phillip Heath (Mr. Olympia 2016) Height: 5’9″ Competition Weight: 250 lbs This ...