Monday, December 22, 2014

What is Obesity?

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Obesity is determined by looking at body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat. Having a BMI of 30 or greater is classified as obese. Being obese brings other health risks, including heart disease, diabetes and impaired functioning.

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It always scares me when I read about the health risks of abdominal obesity, also known as central obesity. Although I am no longer obese -- having lost weight from gastric bypass surgery and healthful lifestyle changes – new studies are showing that even people of normal weight who have a lot of fat around their midsections have increased…

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My Bariatric Life, Health Guide, commented on 10 Health Consequences of Being… I very much agree with you and I hope the current efforts underway ignite that…

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My Bariatric Life, Health Guide, posted 5 Most Interesting Obesity Headlines… We are changing the way we think about food, nutrition, and health. So…

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My Bariatric Life, Health Guide, posted The Healthy Obese Debate: Real or Not? Ah, to be greatly overweight and have none of those troublesome health issues…

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HealthGal, Health Guide, posted Heavy but “healthy” people AT RISK You are overweight or obese, and your blood tests—cholesterol and blood…

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