Farah Sharafabady hw2 - Farah Sharafabady 4/5 1. Using the...

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Farah Sharafabady 4/5 1. Using the lecture notes and the Obesity in America website, outline reasons some people are obesity prone and some people are obesity resistant. Age – risk of obesity increases with age up until 50-60 years (men and  women)  Gender – prevalence higher for women, especially after 50 years of  age Race and Ethnicity -- appears to be true only for women Income and education -- Higher education levels and higher income  people, in this country, are less likely to be obese 2. What are the problems with using BMI to evaluate body weight? BMI does not account for muscle mass, so it is possible for a person who is muscular to be obese according to the BMI, when he or she may not be. 3. Could you have a BMI in the healthy range and still be over fat? Why or why not? Yes, if a person has little muscle mass, her or his weight will be mostly fat, therefore unhealthy even if BMI is in the healthy range. 4. Could you have a BMI above the healthy range and not be over fat?
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2010 for the course NUT 3500 taught by Professor Dormer during the Spring '10 term at Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

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