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Excess Weight is Risky Business The rate of obesity is increasing at a rapid pace. Excess weight is associated with increased risk for many diseases.
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Assessing the Need to Lose Weight Body Mass Index ( BMI) Waist circumference Other risk factors
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Body Mass Index – BMI *KNOW THIS* BMI is a ratio of body weight divided by height BMI > 25 overweight BMI > 30 obese
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Waist Circumference *KNOW THIS* Health risk increases if waist measurement is greater than: 35 inches for women 40 inches for men
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Weight loss can also be beneficial if you have risk factors: high blood pressure (hypertension) high LDL-cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol) low HDL-cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) high triglycerides high blood glucose (sugar) family history of premature heart disease physical inactivity cigarette smoking
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NHLBI Guidelines Recommend Weight Loss: BMI greater than or equal to 30 and two or more risk factors BMI of 25 to 29.9 and two or more risk factors BMI of 25 to 29.9, do not have a high waist measurement, and have less than 2 risk factors prevent further weight gain.
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Obesity Is Caused by Long-Term Positive Energy Balance Fat Stores GENETICS
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