Questions and Answers on Weight Problems

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy. With the availability of inexpensive processed and packaged goods, the pervasiveness of “fast-food” and the adaptation of a more sedentary lifestyle, an epidemic of overweight men, women and children in the US has arisen. Studies show that this trend is spreading to other developed countries in the world.

Excessive body weight is associated with various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and certain types of cancer.  As a result, obesity has been found to reduce life expectancy.  Disorders associated with aging are often worsened if obesity is present.

09/20/2010 - Questions and Answers
Cholesterol Diet

Cholesterol Diet: A Low Cholesterol Diet to Lower Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol Diet: Lowering Cholesterol Through Diet... Finding a truly effective lowering cholesterol diet is something that requires focus and effort. A low-cholesterol diet is a diet low in saturated fat, which helps lower your cholesterol level and protect you from various heart diseases. Read more

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02/19/2010 - Questions and Answers

Hip operation and overweight

I need a hip operation. I am overweight for my height. Should I lose weight? Read more

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02/02/2010 - Questions and Answers

Good foods & special diets

Question How can special diets (like low salt) be made to taste good? Read more

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12/21/2009 - Questions and Answers
Atkins diet

Atkins diet

I have heard a lot about the Atkins diet lately, and wondered what you thought about it. I used it to lose weight and I feel really great. My cholesterol did go up a bit, but I'm 72 years old and don't have a history of heart problems. Read more

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10/01/2009 - Questions and Answers

Smoking and weight

Question How should I loose the weight I've gained since I quit smoking? Read more

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06/15/2009 - Questions and Answers

Consequences of obesity

Question Could you give me an idea of the risks that occur with overweight? I'm looking for information to encourage my fiancé to lose weight. Read more

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06/15/2009 - Questions and Answers

BMIs and 'obesity' diagnosis

Question My husband's BMI shows that he's obese - it's 31.2. But he's an NFL footballer and trains very hard. Read more

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06/15/2009 - Questions and Answers

Amenorrhea (missed periods)

Question I am 32 years old and recently experienced 2 missed periods. I visited my GYN and he prescribed Provera, as I am not pregnant. Read more

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06/15/2009 - Questions and Answers

Overweight, tired and lonely

Question I am very overweight, always feeling tired and lonely and am sick of being treated as a joke. How can I successfully reduce my body weight? Read more

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06/12/2009 - Questions and Answers

I am Overweight and Hypertensive -What can I do?

Question I'm 33 and overweight, and I've got high blood pressure. I've managed to lose some weight, but I'd like more information about what I must do. Read more

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