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Obesity: its cause, classification, and care

E. Philip Gelvin

Obesity: its cause, classification, and care

by E. Philip Gelvin

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Published by Hoeber-Harper in New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Obesity.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    Statementby E. Philip Gelvin and Thomas H. McGavack.
    ContributionsMcGavack, Thomas Hodge, b. 1898, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC628 .G4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination146 p.
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6221996M
    LC Control Number57007162
    OCLC/WorldCa3079108

    Scientists and physicians still debate about a better measure for weight classification, but for now, BMI is the accepted one and physicians need to use it while understanding its limitations. In many instances, determining waist circumference seems to be a valuable measurement that may give physicians guidance in weight matters for their patients.   In The Obesity Code Dr Fung has produced perhaps the most important popular book yet published on this topic of obesity. Its strengths are that it is based on an irrefutable biology, the evidence for which is carefully presented; it is written with the ease and confidence of a master communicator, in an accessible and well-reason sequence.

    Obesity Prevention presents the most current research and proposals for addressing the pandemic. Past studies have focused primarly on either genetic or behavioral causes for obesity, however today's research indicates that a strongly integrated program is the best prospect for success in . Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated abnormal or excessive body fat that causes negative effects on an individual, obesity is usually the result of an imbalance between calories consumed and calories expanded. An increased consumption of high calorie foods, without an equal increase in physical activity leads to an increase in weight.

      Childhood obesity is a complex health issue. It occurs when a child is well above the normal or healthy weight for his or her age and height. The causes of excess weight gain in young people are similar to those in adults, including factors such as a person’s behavior and genetics. The pathogenesis of obesity is complex with environmental, sociocultural, physiological, medical, behavioral, genetic, and epigenetic factors contributing to the cause. More than genetic chromosomal regions have been identified as related to obesity. However, only a few genes with a large effect size on BMI have yet been identified.


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New York] Hoeber-Harper [] (OCoLC)   At first classification one is tempted to ridicule the subtitle of this book, since the cause and treatment of obesity seem obvious. On closer examination, however, it becomes apparent that the authors have carefully classified obesity in all of Obesity: its cause manifestations.

They discuss several methods for Author: Robert E. Hodges. Obesity is now recognized as a chronic or non-communicable disease. Recent research has clarified the physiology of weight regulation, the pathophysiology that leads to unwanted weight gain and maintenance of the obese state even when reasonable attempts in lifestyle improvement are made, and the adverse health consequences of generalized and central by: 1.

Obesity: criteria and classification* F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer Obesity Resear ch Center, St Luke’s-R oosevel t Hospital, Columbia Unive rsity Co llege o f Physicia ns and Surge ons,Author: Xavier Pi-Sunyer.

Obesity is an exaggeration of normal adiposity and is a central player in the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, largely due to its secretion of excessive adipokines.

Obesity is a major contributor to the metabolic dysfunction Cited by: Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that it may have a negative effect on health.

People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person's weight by the square of the person's height, is over 30 kg/m 2; the range 25–30 kg/m 2 is defined as stic method: BMI > 30 kg/m².

Types of Obesity There are multiple classifications of Obesity. Depending on the area of fat deposition, there are three forms of obesity Peripheral: Accumulation of excess fat in the hips, buttocks and thighs.

Central: Accumulation of excess fat in the abdominal area. Combination of both peripheral and central obesity. Abdominal area is considered the most dangerous area for the. a The WHO defines overweight as a BMI greater than or equal to 25, while obesity is defined as a BMI greater than or equal to b Health care costs associated with obesity are mostly due to treating obesity-related comorbidities.

Adapted from Finkelstein EA, Trogdon JG, Cohen JW, Dietz W. Annual medical spending attributable to obesity: payer- and service-specific estimates. Highly Commended in the British Medical Association Book Awards (Endocrinology) This Second Edition brings together more than 20 internationally recognized experts in the field to provide a timely review of current knowledge.

The text remains an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients who are obese. About Obesity: More than half of the U.S. population is overweight. But being obese is different from being overweight.

An individual is considered obese when weight is 20% (25% in women) or more over the maximum desirable for their height. When an adult is more than pounds overweight, it is considered morbid obesity. [1,2] Globally, there has been a ∼40 to 60% rise in the prevalence of overweight and obesity amongst children sinceand access to energy-dense diets is a key risk factor.

The Nature and Problem of Obesity The pressing need for criteria for evaluating weight-loss programs stems from the scope of the problem of obesity in this country and the evidence that it is worsening, in spite of extensive individual and programmatic efforts to achieve weight control.

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese.

Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since Inmore than billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight inand 13% were obese.

Most of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than. Learn what early childhood care, hospitals, schools, and food service are doing.

ECE settings can support healthy eating and physical activity among young children. Adults with severe obesity are more likely to develop complications from the flu. Learn what early childhood care, hospitals, schools, and food service are doing. Obesity: full guidance FINAL VERSION (December ) Page 1 Obesity: the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children December National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care.

?Note: This page may contain content that is offensive or inappropriate for some readers. Obesity Definition Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual's ideal body weight.

Obesity is associated with increased risk of illness, disability, and death. The branch of medicine that deals with the study and. Abstract Milligan, F. () Child obesity 1: exploring its prevalence and g Times; 32, 26– This is a two-part unit on childhood obesity, which is a major public health concern.

With rising levels of the condition it is increasingly obvious that early intervention is key to halting this trend. Obesity Epidemic "Astronomical" The prognosis for the nation is bad and getting worse as obesity takes its toll on the health of adults and children alike.Obesity Its prevalence has tripled in many countries of the WHO European Region since the s, and the numbers of those affected continue to rise at an alarming rate.

In addition to causing various physical disabilities and psychological problems, excess weight drastically increases a person’s risk of developing a number of noncommunicable.Obesity reduces life expectancy by an average of 3 to 10 years, depending on how severe it is.

It's estimated that obesity and being overweight contribute to at least 1 in every 13 deaths in Europe. Outlook. There's no quick fix for obesity. Weight loss programmes take time and commitment, and work best when fully completed.