Obesity and what to do about it 4

Obesity and what to do about it 4 - Obesity and what to do...

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Obesity: excessive accumulation of fat Average Levels: Men: 18-23% Women: 25-30% - Body mass index (BMI): weight in KG/Height Meters^2- to estimate fat in relation to weight and height. --- Not the ideal way to measure fat. - Waist –Hip ratio: waist/Hip <.8 for women <.95 for men Waist goes over the hip of thighs. It Could be a problem. Weight and historical perspectives - back in the day ( 1900’s-1920)fat was good. Meant you were rich (high studies) .Had money to buy food. Psychological consequences Psychological distress- child may have been picked on or bullied. Increased suicide in women Less like to get a job, get married, get into school. Discrimination- most discriminated groups in the country. Mortality and BMI Thinner people tend to live longer: however, very thin people do not have the lowest mortality. High BMI and HIGH HIP to waist ration—more likely to contract heart disease. How do we gain Weight
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course FIN 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Syracuse.

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