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Perspectives On Obesity

Obesity And When To Seek Help

If your BMI is 25 to 29.9, you're overweight but not obese. A BMI of 30 or more is in the obese range. The word "obesity" means too much body fat. It's usually based on your body mass index (BMI), which you can check using a BMI calculator . BMI c...

L.A. County Launches Campaign Against Childhood Obesity

With one in six California kids classified as significantly overweight, Los Angeles County health officials launched a campaign this week to encourage families to drink water instead of sugary beverages and curb childhood obesity. Dr. Paul Simon, ...

10 Leading Causes Of Weight Gain And Obesity

Saying that obesity is only a matter of willpower is nonsense. There are many factors involved, both internal and external, that affect our eating behavior.

Obesity In Detail

Obesity is a monumental dilemma affecting the health and well-being of the world�s population(1-3). This is not a new problem, but rather a rapidly increasing one among children, adolescents and adults(4-6). The reasons for this escalation are mul...

Causes And Risks For Obesity

Infants and young children are very good at listening to their bodies' signals of hunger and fullness. They will stop eating as soon as their bodies tell them they have had enough. But sometimes a well-meaning parent tells them they have to finish...

Childhood Obesity – Causes And Considerations

To view a PDF version of this article, click here. Prevention of obesity in childhood is the best option, but there are already an enormous number of American children who have already developed obesity. How do we address their needs? Early Interv...

What Are The Causes?

The fundamental cause of childhood overweight and obesity is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. Global increases in childhood overweight and obesity are attributable to a number of factors including: WHO recognize...

Women Overtake Men In U.S. Obesity Rates

New figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show women's obesity rate is now higher than men's. Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get pe...

Childhood Obesity: Get Facts On Prevention And Causes

An epidemic is defined as occurring when "new cases of a certain disease, in a given human population during a given time period, substantially exceed what is expected based upon recent experience." Pediatric obesity has reached epidemic proportio...

5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

It would be a gross understatement to say that childhood obesity has become a serious problem in America over the last several years. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated childhood obesity is the fastest growing...

Helping Your Child Maintain A Healthy Weight

The number of children who are obese or overweight is growing at an alarming rate. Extra pounds put kids at risk of serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Childhood obesity also takes an emotional toll. Overweight ...

Treatment Of Child And Adolescent Obesity

In this article, we review evidence about the treatment of obesity that may have applications in primary care, community, and tertiary care settings. We examine current information about eating behaviors, physical activity behaviors, and sedentary...

Defining Childhood Obesity

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure used to determine childhood overweight and obesity. Overweight is defined as a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for children and teens of the same age and sex. Obesity is defined ...

New Weight Loss Magazine Aims To Educate People About Obesity

A bulky new magazine, Broccoli & Brains, is being launched this week with the aim of provoking a debate about Britain’s problem with obesity. The 132-page title has been created by LighterLife UK, a company that has pioneered a psychological appro...

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Perspectives On Obesity

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One of the most dangerous diseases taking over the modern society