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6 Strategies to Prevent Obesity

According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight in 2014. Of that, 13% were morbidly obese. In 2013, 42 million of children under the age of five years old were obese. Each year, millions of deaths are linked to complications caused by obesity. Obesity is preventable. And it all starts by exercising and making better …

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Exercises For The Morbidly Obese

It is never too late to start getting healthy. If you are over 100 pounds overweight, you are considered as morbidly obese. According to the World Health Organization, complications from obesity are one of the top causes of deaths in the world. By exercising regularly, you cut the risks of many weight-related illnesses. You sleep better at night, clothes fit …

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Obesity and Its Health Risks

Obesity refers to a person with an excessive amount of fat in the body. For adults, a BMI or Body Mass Index of 30 to 39.9 is considered obese. If you have a BMI of 29.9, you are overweight. A BMI of 40 and above means you are morbidly obese. Although calculating your BMI isn’t the most accurate way to …

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Practical Ways to Cut the Risk of Obesity

Obesity has achieved pandemic proportions with 65% of the world’s population living in countries where obesity is the number one killer. From 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults are obese. 42 million children aged 5 and under are overweight or obese in 2013 — and the numbers are rising steadily. When a person consumes more food than he can afford …

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How Obesity Leads to 12x Likelihood of Complications in All Stages of Surgical Care

Here’s a sobering fact that might motivate you to stay in shape: According to the American Heart Association, severely obese patients have higher risk of suffering from fatal surgery-related complications 12 times than that of an average person. In a separate research, scientists conclude that obese people also have a higher risk of post-operative complications, including wound infection, heart and …

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Does Being Overweight or Obese Change Your Genes?

You already know that excess fat pads your hips and tummy and makes it more challenging to look good in a teeny, tiny bikini – but does it change your DNA too? The idea that being overweight alters the genetic material that controls  cells is an intriguing one – but according to new research published in BMC Medicine, this idea …

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Gut Bacteria and Obesity Connection

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the world. Since 2008, more than 40 million school children are obese and the numbers continue to grow each year. Obesity is one of the most preventable diseases in the world but unfortunately, at least 2.8 million deaths are linked to being obese or overweight. Although countless …

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