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Obesity: Introduction

Obesity refers to being more than 20% over your desirable weight. Unfortunately, it is all too common in the developed world where our modern lifestyle tends to make us eat more and move less. ...more »

Symptoms of Obesity

Treatments for Obesity

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Obesity:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Obesity?

Obesity: Related Patient Stories

Obesity: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Obesity

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Obesity may include:

Curable Types of Obesity

Possibly curable types of Obesity include:

  • Obesity related to mood disorders
  • Obesity related to medications
  • Obesity related to myxedema
  • Obesity related to PCOD
  • Obesity related to cushing's syndrome
  • more types...»

Rare Types of Obesity:

Rare types of Obesity include:

  • Obesity related to polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Obesity related to cushing's syndrome
  • Obesity related to syndrome X
  • Obesity related to myxedema
  • more types...»

Diagnostic Tests for Obesity

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  • Body Mass Index (BMI) - BMC 25..<30 is overweight; BMI >= 30 is obesity
  • Weight-for-height charts
  • Skinfold thickness measurement
  • Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)
  • more tests...»

Obesity: Complications

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Causes of Obesity

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Disease Topics Related To Obesity

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Obesity:

Misdiagnosis and Obesity

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There more »

Undiagnosed causes of weight gain and obesity: Although obesity may be related to lifestyle issues, there are also a number of medical causes of weight gain or obesity that may go undiagnosed. Some of more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients. Exertional dyspnea leads to more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than more »

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are other more »

Obesity: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Latest Treatments for Obesity

Obesity: Animations

Prognosis for Obesity

Research about Obesity

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Clinical Trials for Obesity

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Obesity

Obesity: Broader Related Topics

Obesity Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Article Excerpts about Obesity

Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK (Excerpt)

To most people, the term "obesity" means to be very overweight. Health professionals define "overweight" as an excess amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat, and water. "Obesity" specifically refers to an excess amount of body fat. Some people, such as bodybuilders or other athletes with a lot of muscle, can be overweight without being obese. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK)

NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Overweight refers to an excess of body weight compared to set standards. The excess weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Obesity refers specifically to having an abnormally high proportion of body fat.1 One can be overweight without being obese, as in the example of a bodybuilder or other athlete who has a lot of muscle. However, many people who are overweight are also obese. (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

Definitions of Obesity:

Is a Body Mass Index (BMI of 30 or above). BMI describes body weight relative to height and is strongly correlated to total body fat content in adults. The rIsk of death increases as the BMI reaches and surpasses 30. (CDC98) - (Source - Diseases Database)

More than average fatness - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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