psyc 13 - LECTURE 13 2/24/09 EDs and Obesity Obesity...

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LECTURE 13 – 2/24/09 EDs and Obesity Obesity Epidemic or disease? o Maybe INC risk of disease, but maybe not a disease itself Result of an ED? Role of disordered eating? Are we over-diagnosing? Overweight/obese Typically defined by body weight/BMI o Arbitrary designations based on population samples o Based on health risks BMI [(weight x 705)/height)] / height o Weight in pounds o Height in inches Overweight o Weight above the 85ht percentile of weight for height o BMI 25.0-29.9 Obesity o Weight > 20% above “desirable” weight o BMI > 30 o Body fat > 25% (males), > 33% (females) o Abdominal/gluteal ratio > 1.0 (males), > 0.8 (females)
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o Visceral fat Criticisms regarding the validity of many weight charts Gender, age , frame size? o Most age extremes don’t apply o Frame size bone, water, muscle Even super muscular people can be sorted into obesity Insured people healthier than non-insured? Predominantly white, middle-class?
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2009 for the course PSYC psyc 134 taught by Professor Roberts during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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psyc 13 - LECTURE 13 2/24/09 EDs and Obesity Obesity...

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