HPS_1040_Snow_WeightManagement-L9 - Weight Management...

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Weight Management/ Eating Patterns and Problems Chapter 14 Lecturer: T. Snow
Basic Concepts of Weight Management Factors Influencing Weight Assessing Body Weight Potential for Weight Problems The Diet Dilemma Eating Disorders
What Factors Affect Body Composition and the Estimate of a “Healthy Weight”?
Why is Body Composition Important? Obesity is a Major Health Problem in the U.S. affecting over 65 million people. Note: Even if you are currently at a Healthy Weight, you still must be aware of creeping obesity.
High Body Fat: Puts individual an an Increased Risk of developing: Heart Disease Colon Cancer Hypertension Kidney Disease Diabetes (type II) Arthritis
Benefits of Weight Loss In a 12 year study conducted in the United States on overweight women with obesity related disease, researchers found that intentional weight loss of 0.5-9.0 kg led to a 20% fall in total mortality, a 40-50% reduction in mortality from obesity related cancers, and a 30-40% reduction in diabetes related deaths.
Procedures to Estimate a Healthy Weight: HT - WT TABLES (least reliable) BODY MASS INDEX ACTUAL BODY COMPOSITION METHODS (preferred)

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