Ch 15 Obesity - Obesity Chapter15 Statistics...

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Obesity Chapter 15
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Statistics 73% of Americans and over wt. 56% are obesed The “WHO” says that it is the most neglected  health issue Neglect implies that someone “knows” better About 20% of Obese people have the “fat gene”  Lifestyle is the most heavily weighing factor
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Meet Paulie Paulie is a 56 year old boxing  trainer.  Paulie spends most of his  time watching his brother-in-law,  Rocky, box in the gym.  Paulie is  5’10”, 275lbs, and is 34% body fat.   Paulie is just one of the 35% of men  in the U.S. who are overweight.   Paulie’s obesity has put him at risk  for heart disease and diabetes.
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More on Paulie… Paulie’s obesity is due to physical inactivity and  poor diet.  Some other reasons for obesity  include disorders of the hypothalamus and  endocrine system and genetic disorders.   Paulie smokes cigars, drinks beer, and eats  cheesesteaks.  He also lets his nephew Rocky  do all of his chores and exercise for him.  
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Definitions Overweight An excess of body weight relative to height Obesity An excess of body fat
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BMI Classifications Underweight - < 18.5 kg/m 2 Normal – 18.5 – 24.9 kg/m 2 Overweight – 25.0 – 29.9 kg/m 2 Obesity I – 30.0 – 34.9 kg/m 2 Obesity II – 35 – 39.9 kg/m 2 Extreme Obesity – >40kg/m
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Positive and negatives to BMI Positive The general Idea is  accurate fro  Caucasian pop. Easy to calculate and 
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