Extractions: on page 2139. C auses of obesity in the United States are complex and multifactorial. Increasing evidence suggests that obesity is not a simple problem of will power or self-control but a complex disorder involving appetite regulation and energy metabolism that is associated with a variety of comorbid conditions. Although its etiology is not firmly established, genetic, metabolic, biochemical, cultural and psychosocial factors contribute to obesity. Some individuals may become overweight or obese partly because they have a genetic or biologic predisposition to gain weight readily. In most cases, however, the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity reflects changes in society and behaviors over the past 20 to 30 years.
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Extractions: Donna, our program director in Louisville, is the one on the left, in the "before" picture. If you're 100 or more pound s over your ideal weight, you suffer from a disease called clinically severe (or morbid) obesity. It is generally regarded as a life threatening condition that requires treatment. If you're like most people who have this problem, you've tried scores of diets, medications, exercise programs, and even therapy. Nothing has worked.
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Extractions: THE SPEAKERS The summit featured dozens of distinguished speakers, including: Andrew Weil, M.D. , Director, Program in Integrative Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona Ann M. Fudge Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D. , Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders Lynn C. Swann , Chairman, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Mike Huckabee , Governor of Arkansas Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, M.D. , Surgeon General, USA T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. , Children's Hospital, Boston
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Extractions: Return to the tutorial menu. At the beginning of the 21st century, for the first time in human history, more of the earth's population suffers from too much food, rather than from lack of food. This has resulted in an increasing number of persons who are obese. This is a problem even amongst children. Over half of persons in the U.S. are overweight enough to be defined as obese. This number increased by 50% in the last decade of the 20th century. There are a multitude of health complications from obesity. How does obesity occur? The formula is simple: Food eaten - exercise = weight gained Another way of explaining the situation: Delicious, calorie dense food + sedentary lifestyle = obesity There is ordinarily a modest amount of calories burned to maintain normal body metabolic processes. In general, for a normal healthy adult to maintain body weight with just activities of daily living, caloric intake must be limited to 10 calories (kcal) per pound (22 calories per kg). Thus, a 150 lb (68 kg) person needs about 1500 calories (kcal) per day to avoid gaining weight. Exercise can increase caloric use, and exercise has a "carryover effect" to increase metabolism and burn more calories after exercise. Of course, growing children require more calories. Exercise can burn calories (average for a standard 70 kg person) as follows: Activity (moderate) kcal/minute chewing gum walking cycling dancing ice skating swimming jogging shovelling A good aerobic exercise with cardiovascular benefit is to climb 10 flights of stairs once a day. Just brisk walking for 20 minutes a day can have major benefits.
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Extractions: Source : ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education Washington DC. Childhood Obesity. ERIC Digest. Between 5-25 percent of children and teenagers in the United States are obese (Dietz, 1983). As with adults, the prevalence of obesity in the young varies by ethnic group. It is estimated that 5-7 percent of White and Black children are obese, while 12 percent of Hispanic boys and 19 percent of Hispanic girls are obese (Office of Maternal and Child Health, 1989). DEFINING OBESITY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS Obesity is defined as an excessive accumulation of body fat. Obesity is present when total body weight is more than 25 percent fat in boys and more than 32 percent fat in girls (Lohman, 1987). Although childhood obesity is often defined as a weight-for-height in excess of 120 percent of the ideal, skinfold measures are more accurate determinants of fatness (Dietz, 1983; Lohman, 1987). A trained technician may obtain skinfold measures relatively easily in either a school or clinical setting. The triceps alone, triceps and subscapular, triceps and calf, and calf alone have been used with children and adolescents. When the triceps and calf are used, a sum of skinfolds of 10-25mm is considered optimal for boys, and 16-30mm is optimal for girls (Lohman, 1987).
Extractions: Web posted at: 6:57 p.m. EST (2357 GMT) From staff and wire reports LONDON, England Children who drink sugary soft drinks are at higher risk of becoming obese, researchers in the United States report. Their work, published in the British medical journal The Lancet, is the latest in a string of studies warning that American teenagers are increasingly putting their health at risk by consuming too much junk food. "We found that for every additional serving per day of soft drink consumed, the risk of becoming obese increased by about 50 percent," researcher David Ludwig of Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, told Reuters. MESSAGE BOARD Are you concerned about your child's weight and nutrition?
Extractions: (advertisement) Home Specialties Resource Centers CME ... Patient Education Articles Images CME Advanced Search Consumer Health Link to this site Back to: eMedicine Specialties Pediatrics Nutrition Last Updated: June 17, 2004 Rate this Article Email to a Colleague Synonyms and related keywords: overweight, obese, morbidly obese, fat, adiposity, corpulence, corpulency, body mass index, BMI, hypothalamic obesity, morbid obesity, simple obesity, adolescent obesity, childhood obesity, pediatric obesity AUTHOR INFORMATION Section 1 of 9 Author Information Introduction Clinical Workup ... Bibliography Author: Michael Freemark, MD , Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center Michael Freemark, MD, is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics American Diabetes Association American Federation for Medical Research Endocrine Society ... North Carolina Medical Society , and Society for Pediatric Research Editor(s): Steven Schwarz, MD
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Extractions: (advertisement) Home Specialties Resource Centers CME ... Patient Education Articles Images CME Patient Education Advanced Search Consumer Health Link to this site Back to: eMedicine Specialties Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Psychiatry, and Surgery Endocrinology Last Updated: June 17, 2004 Rate this Article Email to a Colleague Synonyms and related keywords: overweight, increased BMI, excess body fat, excess adiposity, increased body mass index, Quetelet index, POMC, MC4, satiety, weight loss, weight gain, gastric bypass AUTHOR INFORMATION Section 1 of 11 Author Information Introduction Clinical Differentials ... Bibliography Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MBBS , Clinical and Research Attending, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, MedStar Clinical Research Center, The MedStar Research Institute and the Washington Hospital Center Coauthor(s): Elif Arioglu, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Michigan Gabriel I Uwaifo, MBBS, is a member of the following medical societies:
Extractions: International Edition MEMBER SERVICES The Web CNN.com Home Page World U.S. Weather ... Autos SERVICES Video E-mail Newsletters Your E-mail Alerts RSS ... Contact Us SEARCH Web CNN.com Story Tools HEALTH LIBRARY Health Library YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Follow the news that matters to you. Create your own alert to be notified on topics you're interested in. Or, visit Popular Alerts for suggestions. Manage alerts What is this? ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) Taxpayers foot the doctor's bill for more than half of obesity-related medical costs, which reached a total of $75 billion in 2003, according to a new study. The public pays about $39 billion a year or about $175 per person for obesity through Medicare and Medicaid programs, which cover sicknesses caused by obesity including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, several types of cancer and gallbladder disease. The study, to be published Friday in the journal Obesity Research, evaluates state-by-state expenditures related to weight problems. The research was done by the nonprofit group RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Obesity has become a crucial health problem for our nation, and these findings show that the medical costs alone reflect the significance of the challenge," said Tommy Thompson, secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services. "Of course, the ultimate cost to Americans is measured in chronic disease and early death."
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Extractions: NEW YORK (CNN) After five years of trying, Tanya Dyce-Lovelace finally had a baby. "I remember my mother said to me one day, 'Well, maybe you're not supposed to be a mom maybe you're supposed to be an aunt,'" says Dyce-Lovelace. But she refused to accept it. "I believe in the heavenly father and so long as there is one, I will have a child," she said. Dyce-Lovelace didn't do in-vitro or any of the fertility drugs we've all heard about. She did something new, something on the cutting edge: She had her stomach stapled. She went from 270 to 208 pounds. She got pregnant with Clarence on the first try. And then about a year and a half later, Adia was born. Dr. Mitchell Roslin at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City did Tanya's surgery. He explains that obesity can cause serious hormonal imbalances in some women. Such imbalances can mean no pregnancy for some women.
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Extractions: Obese teens turn to surgery Hospital halts stomach-staple operations after death HEALTH LIBRARY Health Library Surgery for obesity Popular weight control methods YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Obesity Stomach stapling Gastric-bypass or Create your own Manage alerts What is this? BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) Ken Powers knew the potential dangers of having his stomach stapled, but to a man who had tipped the scales at 475 pounds, those risks didn't much matter. "I had this thought: If I die on the operating table, having the surgery to try to better my life, I thought it was a better thing to do than to live the way I was living, which, in my opinion, I was kind of waiting to die anyway," he said. By the tens of thousands, morbidly obese people who have failed at diets, support groups and exercise programs are turning to surgery to lose weight. In 1998, there were 25,800 obesity-related operations, most of them gastric-bypass procedures commonly known as stomach stapling. This year, the American Society for Bariatric Surgery estimates 103,200 operations.