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What is the purpose of body composition testing “We will estimate how much body fat you have. The purpose of assessing your body composition to assess your risk of obesity- related diseases, such as high BP, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, CAD, and certain cancers.”
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“Other reasons why we will assess your body size and composition are to: establish optimal weight for health and * physical performance ; and monitor progress in a fitness training program and evaluate the efficacy of the program.”
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What do the following mean? Body Composition? Desirable weight? Obesity?
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Anthropometric Measurements What are they? What are common anthropometric measurements?
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How is the prevalence of Obesity/Overweight Determined in the U.S.? Weight (kg) Height (m)2 B ody   M ass   =   I ndex
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What range of BMI’s are Healthy Weight BMI 18.5 – 24.9 Overweight BMI > 25 – 29.9 Obese BMI > 30
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Besides being used for tracking obesity trends,… BMI may be used to: Assess risk of obesity-related diseases, and Determine ideal body weight.
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To assess risk of obesity-related diseases, refer to BMI Standards Men < 102 cm; Men > 102 cm; Classification BMI, kg/m2 Women < 88 cm Women > 88 cm Underweight < 18.5 * * * * * * Normal 18.5 - 24.9 * * * * * * Overweight 25.0 - 29.9 Increased High Obesity, Class I 30.0 - 34.9 High Very High II 35.0 - 39.9 Very High Very High III > 40 Extremely High Extremely High Disease Risk Relative to Normal Weight and Waist Circumference
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Common assessment, circumference of waist. Example of what to say: “Studies suggest that there is an increase in risk of obesity-related diseases with an wasit Circumference of ‡  102 cm in men and ‡  88 cm in women.”
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Is body mass index the best method for assessing body size and comp? No, but it is the best way that the government can develop * prevalence data.
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Based on BMI, what % of Adult in the U.S. are overweight or obese? 66% (NHANES 2003-2004) Texas Adults 12th Most Obese in Country; Youth 6th Most Overweight according to a new report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) new study estimates that by 2015, 75 percent of adults will be overweight and 41 percent will be obese.
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Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults
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