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Would a person with high body fat survive longer without food?

Considering the following information: The more fat stores available, the longer a person can typically survive during starvation. Once the fat stores have been completely metabolized, the body then ...
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Overweight while free of chronic diseases like hypertension or diabetes, how much more at risk of dying than someone of normal weight?

https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/blog/overweight-but-healthy says: "While being overweight is a precursor to obesity and, like obesity, can increase the risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke, it’...
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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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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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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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Pop: How much is too much?

I'm 37, badly overweight, and have been for a long time. One of my weaknesses has been pop - normally Pepsi or 7Up - and I'm trying to seriously cut back. So how much is too much? For most of my life ...
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Why my father gaining weight even after eating less food per day for years

I am posting this question as I am concerned about my father's health. He is 60 years old, 5feet 5 inches height and has 86kgs weight. he worked(now he is taking rest at home) in a rice mill and ...
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Weight increase after quitting smoking

In clinical setting, weight gain after quitting smoking is a complain that many patients have. Which evidence do we have and what's the reccomended approach to treat this condition?
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Do we have vaccine against Adenovirus 36?

According to Adenovirus 36 and Obesity: An Overview: Pasarica et al. [34] showed that rats infected with Adv36 had an increase of weight, insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake. Furthermore, Adv36 ...
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Are patients with hidradenitis suppurativa overweight due to the disease itself?

After reading about 5 journals on the disease, I noticed they all mention that HS sufferers are usually overweight. They also say that losing weight could mitigate the effects of the disease. I have ...
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