Underweight: BMI is below the 5th percentile age, gender, and height. Healthy weight: BMI is equal to or greater than the 5th percentile and less than the 85th…

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Obesity causes mechanical compression of the diaphragm, lungs, and chest cavity, which can lead to restrictive pulmonary damage. Furthermore, excess fat decreases total respiratory system compliance, increases pulmonary…

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What it is. An initial screening for BMI and behavioral therapy sessions that include a dietary assessment and counseling to help you lose weight by focusing on diet…

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So is it okay to be a little bit fat? The answer is probably yes: people with a BMI of 25 might view themselves as “a bit” fat,…

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As we age, our metabolism slows and the rate at which we break down food decreases by 10 percent each decade after age 20. Metabolism is the amount…

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In adults, obesity increases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, some cancers, and other chronic diseases. During childhood, obesity increases the chance that…

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Body Mass Index is a simple calculation using a person’s height and weight. The formula is BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a person’s weight in kilograms and…

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Approximately 20% of alcohol is absorbed through the stomach and most of the remaining 80% is absorbed through the small intestine. Alcohol is metabolized by the liver, where…

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Primary metabolites are microbial products produced continuously during the exponential phase of growth and are involved in primary metabolic processes such as respiration and photosynthesis. … Secondary metabolites…

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Besides excess health care expenditure, obesity also imposes costs in the form of lost productivity and foregone economic growth as a result of lost work days, lower productivity…

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