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Weight Management/ Eating Patterns and Problems Chapter 14 Lecturer: T. Snow
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What Factors Affect Body Composition and the Estimate of a “Healthy Weight”? Gender, Height, Frame Size, Muscularity/Adiposity, Physical Activity, Health Status, and Age.
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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.
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What is the magnitude of the problem? Overweight and obesity may soon cause as much preventable disease and death as cigarette smoking US Surgeon General David Satcher Currently 300, 000 US deaths per year are associated with obesity
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High Body Fat: Puts individual an an Increased Risk of developing: Heart Disease Congestive Heart Failure Colon Cancer Stroke Hypertension Gallestones Kidney Disease Sleep Apnea Diabetes (type II) Respiratory Problems Arthritis
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Procedures to Estimate a Healthy Weight: HT - WT TABLES (least reliable) BODY MASS INDEX ACTUAL BODY COMPOSITION METHODS (preferred)
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HPS 1040 taught by Professor Surrency during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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