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Considering obesity using BMI

All models are wrong, but some are useful. The same is true for the body mass index. In general, people with a higher BMI have a higher chance of getting obesity-related illnesses than those with a ...
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Is bmi a good indicator of health

BMI is absolutely NOT a good indicator of health. At least not on its own. It is made up of two measurements only: height and weight. Height is a stable property, and a person cannot do anything ...
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Fat vs. Obesity

Fat is a lay non medical term. Obesity is defined as a BMI > 30 in adults What are overweight and obesity? Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may ...
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Most probable causes of obesity

What you are seeking cannot in scientific terms exist. The reason is that obesity is caused by a combination of the issues you are talking about. The term "poor diet" is a general term ...
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Why MI-401 Xanthene analog is not used for the control of the adipose condition and what community can do about it?

Short answer They found a drug that kills adipose cells in a dish. It also kills other cells. Longer answer The Tung et al paper you cite says that when you put this compound on cultured adipocytes,...
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Do our skin get normal after obese person lose weight?

Hanging skin is typical when weight loss is sudden or too fast. Skin is elastic, remember, so over time it'll shrink or expand as necessary but if you're losing weight too quickly, your skin won't ...
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Considering obesity using BMI

Let's not conflate two different problems with BMI here. One the one hand you can have a low body fat percentage and still have a high BMI, but that only applies to body builders who exercise at a ...
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Why do people still get hungry if they're overweight

Hunger is far more complicated than "my weight is below normal for my height, I should eat now." It's not some sort of correction mechanism that turns on and off to make your weight go up and down. ...
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Any studies on the tradeoff between losing weight and being less stressful?

Can working to lose weight, as opposed to neglecting this, cause considerable stress? Not necessary, according to the following review. Diet-Induced Weight Loss Has No Effect on Psychological Stress ...
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Does the same amount of calories have different result on people

There are various processes that influence weight gain based on calorie intake. It is in general clear that a severe reduction in calories (well below your body's basal needs) reduces weight in the ...
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Does the same amount of calories have different result on people

The amount of calories someone consumes is just one side of the coin - you have to consider how many of those calories they are actually expending. The most visible element of that is the amount of ...
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Is it possible for obesity to occur as a result of medical conditions and not just over-eating?

As far as medical conditions, it could be a thyroid problem, or the need to encourage serotonin, and I am sure many other things a doctor would know about so ask a doctor. Another article: magnesium ...
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Is bmi a good indicator of health

In short: You can have a high BMI (weight in kg/height in m squared) due to: Excessive fat Large muscle mass developed by training "Large frame size," which is genetic, and includes thick bones, ...
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Water retention from medicines and obesity

The World Health Organization defines obesity: Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is ...
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What are the molecular mechanisms of inducing pleasure for physical exercise?

The human brain has a specific anatomic site called Nucleus accumbens, that is responsible for reward and reinforcement behavior. The neurotransmitter Dobutamine could be considered as a main ...
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Most probable causes of obesity

From the title of the question: What are most probable causes of obesity? There is a single cause of obesity: greater amount of calories consumed then burned. From the body of the question: Out of ...
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Why are the estimates of obesity prevalence in England wildly different?

You should not use QOF data for epidemiological measures. Differences may occur because QOF registers do not necessarily equate to prevalence as may be defined by epidemiologists. For example, ...
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Can Cheek bone grow bigger and wider in adulthood when you gain weight?

Excessive calorie intake results in an increase of the body fat tissue but not muscle or bone tissue. Obesity does not make your bones thicker or longer. I don't have any source to back up this, but ...
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Considering obesity using BMI

As well as any other measurements it doesn't say much on it's own. You need to use it along with other personal details (and measurements) to get some meaning of it. One of the problems with BMI is ...
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