Obesity and Metabolism Disorders

Obesity is a disorder described as having too much fat reserve in the body. An obese person often has a lower basal metabolic rate (BMR), which means that the body converts nutrients into fat faster, resulting in lower metabolism.

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Human Anatomy and Physiology

What are the two types of metabolism?

Anabolism and catabolism are the two types of metabolism.

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What are the effects on lack of movement?

people not movement

If a person does not keep moving - their muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons will have a tendency to shorten and stiffen. Then when the joint is moved - it will hurt as all parts are stiff and not used to moving.

Even a 90+ year old should keep moving to keep flexible one CAN regain flexibility IF they will stretch and move slowly to bring the muscles and attachments back to a more normal situation


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What causes obesity?

Refined (processed) carbohydrates, plus all artificially flavoured or colored foods, sodas, and other sugar and fat filled foods are major causes of obesity. Overweight and obesity are the result of a lack of energy balance - that is, a chronic excess of energy intake (food and beverage consumption) over energy expenditure (physical activity). Although some people are more genetically susceptible to weight gain than others, the rapid increase in the prevalence of obesity in recent years has occurred too quickly to be explained by genetic changes and most experts believe it is due to living in an increasingly 'obesogenic' environment - one that promotes over consumption of refined carbohydrate foods, sodas, sugary drinks, and limits opportunities for physical activity. Over eating

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Why should you avoid junk food?

Junk food brings a plethora of diseases for you and creates disturbance in your healthy life. When you eat more and more junk food which are typically high in fats, sugars, and calories, you actually become eligible for obesity.

Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence
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What causes someone to become an abuser?

Statistics show that intimate partner abuse, including domestic violence, has declined by one half in the last decade in the United States. Jay Silverman and Gail Williamson demonstrated in "Social Ecology and Entitlements Involved in Battering by Heterosexual College Males" (published in Violence and Victims, Volume 12, Number 2 (Spring 1997) that abuse is best predicted by two factors: the belief that mistreatment is justified and the succor of peers.

These two facts elucidate the cultural and social roots of abusive behavior. Abuse is bound to be found in patriarchal, narcissistic, or misogynistic collectives. Many societies exhibit cross sections of these three traits. Thus, most patriarchal groups are also misogynistic, either overtly and ideologically so - or covertly and in denial.

Paradoxically, women's lib initially makes things worse. The first period of social dislocation - when gender roles are redefined - often witnesses a male backlash in the form of last ditch patriarchy and last resort violence, trying to restore the "ancien regime". But as awareness and acceptance of women's equal rights grow, abuse is frowned upon and, consequently, declines.

Alas, four fifths of humanity are far from this utopian state of things. Even in the most prosperous, well-educated, and egalitarian societies of the West there are sizable pockets of ill-treatment that cut across all demographic and social-economic categories.

Women are physically weaker and, despite recent strides, economically deprived or restricted. This makes them ideal victims - dependent, helpless, devalued. Even in the most advanced societies, women are still expected to serve their husbands, maintain the family, surrender their autonomy, and abrogate their choices and preferences if incompatible with the ostensible breadwinner's.

Women are also widely feared. The more primitive, poorer, or less educated the community - the more women are decried as evil temptresses, whores, witches, possessors of mysterious powers, defilers, contaminants, inferior, corporeal (as opposed to spiritual), subversive, disruptive, dangerous, cunning, or lying.

Violence is considered by members of such collectives a legitimate means of communicating wishes, enforcing discipline, coercing into action, punishing, and gaining the approval of kin, kith, and peers. To the abuser, the family is an instrument of gratification - economic, narcissistic, and sexual. It is a mere extension of the offender's inner world, and, thus, devoid of autonomy and independent views, opinions, preferences, needs, choices, emotions, fears, and hopes.

The abuser feels that he is entirely within his rights to impose his species of order in his own impregnable "castle". The other members of the household are objects. He reacts with violent rage to any proof or reminder to the contrary. Moreover, his view of the family is embedded in many legal systems, supported by norms and conventions, and reflected in social arrangements.

But abusive behavior is frequently the outcome of objective societal and cultural factors.

Abuse and violence are "intergenerationally transmitted". Children who grow up in dysfunctional and violent families - and believe that the aggression was justified - are vastly more likely to become abusive parents and spouses.

Social stresses and anomy and their psychological manifestations foster intimate partner violence and child abuse. War or civil strife, unemployment, social isolation, single parenthood, prolonged or chronic sickness, unsustainably large family, poverty, persistent hunger, marital discord, a new baby, a dying parent, an invalid to be cared for, death of one's nearest and dearest, incarceration, infidelity, substance abuse - have all proven to be contributing factors.

AnswerI can only answer from experience. I found the reason that I am now self labled as an abuser is because of my past. I had no control as a child and as an adult I joined the military where I had even less control. Now being out of the military I am married with two kids and I want to control everything. That is not the way to go. This has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. Trying to heal and change almost everything you know is very difficult but it should not ever be the responsiblity of others. They did not make you who you are. Everyone has a choice of how they want to act. AnswerIn more simple words. The only way to be able to behave like an abuser is having not enough respect for another being. A lack of respect can be caused by many factors. Most often it is learned behaviour. Like children who are spoiled rotten. Spoiling a child is not learning a child to have respect for others. Answer"What causes someone to become an abuser?"

I agree. Learned behaviour and reinforced environments supporting abuse.

Best wishes...


Although, I agree with many of the statements made in the answer it is flawed due to not taking into account that both sexes batter, in both heterosexual and homosexual relations. I will freely admit that majority is male (batterer) and female (survivor).

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Does losing weight increase the size of the penis of morbidly obese men?

Larger men has some of their penis "hidden" by the excessive fat in the lower abdominal. When they lose wight the fat around the root of the penis reduces to a certain point. overweight guys can gain an inch per 30 pounds of losing weight. But it is of course to a certain point. The size itself does not increase, instead it is because less of the penis is hidden by the fat.

To repeat myself. The penis does not get bigger, but it seems bigger on skinny people than on fat people. Any guy can gain penis size by losing weight, but only to a certain point. I know a guy who lost 60 pounds and gained about 2 inches penis size. It is doubtful if he would gain size if losing more weight than he already has. The difference in size is more apparent in the beginning of losing weight than when the person is already a normal size. This does not make a good reason to lose weight if you are aldready a medium size person.

One problem with morbidly obease men is that the excessive skin has to be removed after losing weight not to "hide" the penis.

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Lung Cancer

How does obesity affect lung cancer?

it can affect it in loads of different ways such as pain in body part

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Rhyming Words

What rhymes with obesity?

odersity. (Nerves)

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Skin Disorders

What causes inner thigh rashes?

Sweat rash can be a cause. Use talcum powder between your thighs on hot or humid days. Obese individuals are more inclined to develop rash due to increased friction along the folds of skin. Reducing weight can alleviate rash along with several other health benefits.

Wearing proper fitting undergarments can also stop this, (for males) when your boxers or other undergarments, or even pants and shorts dont fit right the stitching of the inside crotch seam rub and also cause rash.

Jock itch can cause inner thigh rash. The rash is caused by a fungus, T rubrum, which starts at the intersection of the groin and thigh usually on both sides. The rash can advance further down the thigh if not treated properly.

The rash can appear to be scaly with redness near the fold of the groin. Away from the groin it can be reddish-brown and less or not scaly at all.

OTC Treatments:

  • Tinactin
  • Lotrimin
  • Micatin


  • Wear loose fitting clothing made of cotton.
  • Do not sharing clothing, towels or washcloths.
  • Dry the groin completely after showering.
  • Use antifungal powders or sprays once a day.

I found that powders, however fine, still are abrasive. If the rash is just caused by friction, balmex (for diaper rashes!)is wonderful to remove the redness and stinging. For long walks, denim seems to stay put better than lighter weight fabrics.

I found with all the solutions on the market that address rubbing, sticky and itchy discomfort on the body, (especially the upper inner thighs) Eventually will lead to chafe and rashes. Many related anti-chafe cremes, gels, lotions, sprays, etc. don't last long, Nor do they slim down those bulging areas that make contact rubbing. In addition, Support Garments are too confining and warm... but a New Product called "Thigh Sliders" does address all these issues, in a thin, light weight adhesive area shield. Whether your active, inactive, bedridden, or wheelchair constrained, (men, women and children) who are suffering, will find area support, coverage, relief and comfort... That is, until time is found to exercise, loose those inches and firm up those areas. Thigh Sliders are so soothing on the skin, you will forget they're on. They're also washable, and reusable up to 4 weeks... Read more at http://.www.thighsliders.com

Shapewear and bike shorts are ok in cooler weather but in the summer i don't like extra clothes making me hotter i found a product called secret shield at www.skindura.com that works great for me. i wear it on my inner thighs to prevent chafing.

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If you are 13 and weigh 140 lbs are you obese?

If you want to know about your obesity level, you need to know your BMI index which depends on your height and weight and is independent of your age.

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Who was the first surgeon general to attack obesity?

The US Surgeon General David Satcher, who held office from 13 February 1998 to 12 February 2002, first called for a national attack on obesity. He issued a crucial warning that obesity is a major threat to life in the US.

At that time, 13 % of children and 60% of adults in the US were overweight or obese.

It is currently estimated that approximately 25% of teenagers and children in the US are either overweight or obese. In addition, according to statistics from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003--2006 and 2007--2008, 68% of US adults are overweight or obese.

These are:

  • 68 percent of all adults
  • 72.3 percent of men
  • 64.1 percent of women.

Moreover, one third are obese.

These are:

  • 33.8 percent of all adults
  • 32.2 percent of men
  • 35.5 percent of women.

Since 1980 obesity in adults has doubled. Since 1980 the number of overweight children and adolescents has tripled.This has resulting in a significantly higher incidence of diet related diseases among children and adults. At this pace, if the epidemic goes unchecked, the numbers can double and triple again in the next 20 years.

Currently, approximately 300,000 Americans die per year from diseases or conditions caused or aggravated by being overweight or obese. At this point, without major intervention, the number of deaths will drastically increase. (This applies to many countries.)

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When is an individual considered to be mildly obese?

Twenty to forty percent over ideal weight is considered mildly obese; 40-100% over ideal weight is considered moderately obese; and 100% over ideal weight is considered severely, or morbidly, obese.

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How many teenagers die or obesity every year?

Not many. Fat kids become fat adults and then they die.

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What is a general description of teenage obesity?

An overweight adoloescent who eats more than necessary and does less activity than the average teenager.

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Is being fat or obese really that bad?

Well personally i feel that without Fat or Obese people there wouldn't be skinny people

And good effects of being fat or obese are:

you could eat more

you can get bigger in both ways

you can eat more fattening foods and it would effect you less

you cant be knocked down easily

Bad effects of being Fat or Obese are:

Being immobile

you are squishier

health risks if you are too fat

low metabolism

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How do morbidly obese women get pregnant?

The same way anyone else gets pregnant. Through sex with a male that is fertile. Other than that - in vitro fertilization. I know I was morbidly obese when I got pregnant and I have a healthy son and I had him without needing a c section. It was a long labor but he came out healthy. I know others who are obese who also get pregnant the natural way through sex.

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If you are 5'8 and 234 lbs are you obese?

Only in the extreme sense of the word. Yes, you are obese. A girl of this height should be around 130, and a man around 145.

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How many carbs should a 320 lb woman have per day?

If you are trying to lose weight, 20 - 60 grams are recommended depending on your level of activity. You will need to experiment within that range and see what works best foryou. For more in-depth information, please see the page links, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.

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Is morbid obesity a disease?

Morbid Obesity is more of a condition than a disease. You can't 'catch' morbid obesity from someone else. Instead, you inflict it upon yourself by eating too much and exercising too little.

Morbid obesity is defined as someone having a BMI of greater than 40. Luckily, it's fairly straightforward to treat. Simply reduce the calories you eat by having healthier meals and increase the exercise you do and you'll lose weight fairly rapidly.

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What is the obesity rate in Russia?

10.8% (men), 27.9% (women)

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What does obesity do to you emotionally?

What you let it do. How does being to thin do to you/ How does being old do to you? How does any thing outside your soul do to you. Think about the power people give to things they have power over. Hard to get power. But, older and thinner and fat or whatever there is a word more powerful than them all. YOUR CHOICE! How you choose to let whatever emotionally. If you have a problem then make a choice to get others to help. But, I have seen very sad poor people, fat people, thin people, I have seen very sad pretty people, just the right shape people. It comes down to one word. Nothing. Obesity has nothing to do with emotions that you don't give it the right to have. It sounds hard but truth is not just to make you feel better for a time or two. Truth makes you better forever. Find the truth in that the flesh should NOT have that much power over the MIND or soul of anyone. Think about it. When you talk on the phone to a stranger, that can not see the obesity or the very thin is that not the true person? How others think now with obesity being as bad as the worst thing is far from the truth. A common wrong doesn't make it right. Nor should I think that a missing arm or leg should change a person. To much on the flesh has always been a problem from the Greeks to now.

Actually obesity can cause depression. The person can become very self conscious about what they do in public, feel bad about them selves and go home, eat food, and not go out much. Some people can't help being fat. It is people like the one who responded and answered above that makes the obese people upset, wanting to eat more. They need some comfort, so they go to food. Simple.

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How long does it take to get test results for thyroid tests?

There are several different tests to diagnose thyroid dysfunction. Some may be done right in your doctor's office while others must be sent to labs in other cities or states. Which test you are having run determines where it goes and how long until you get all your results. Most labs can run a TSH and Total T4 on the spot. Some also do Total T3 and Free T4, but Free T3 usually has to go out and takes about 1 week to 10 days. Other thyroid tests such as antibodies etc may take an additional week.

AnswerI just had my thyroid checked today, My doctor said I should know the results within a few days! I hope that helps!
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Do fat people eat curry?

If they want to.

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What is the best obesity diet?

What is the best obesity diet is a question asked by many people. On this page, we answer that question and outline a Ketogenic diet that has worked for many people.

You need to avoid or strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat). In addition, reduce your intake of saturated fats. However, you must include some fat in your diet for good health and to sustain life.

As deliciously addictive as they are, refined processed carbohydrates are a major cause of weight gain, obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and many other diet related diseases. If you are unsure what refined processed carbohydrates are, you will find the page link, to a list, at the bottom of this answer.

An excellent recent book that covers this subject of refined processed carbohydrates and the cravings for them is Compulsive Overeating Help: How You Can Stop Food Cravings, Food Addiction, or Emotional Eating in 6 Simple Steps, by Dennis E. Bradford, Ph.D. It's available in Kindle or paperback form, and was a number 1 best seller at Amazon where you can borrow or buy it.

Unlike protein and fats, there is no minimum daily requirement of carbohydrate for good health or to sustain life. So, what should your daily allowance of carbohydrate be for the best obesity diet. Well, the answer can vary. The range for a ketogenic diet is usually from 20 up to 30 grams daily. It varies from person to person.

It is easy to test to see if you are in ketosis by self-testing your urine with reagent strips (they are called Ketostix). Simply adjust your individual carbohydrate intake until you are getting a reading twice daily in the "trace" or "small" range. This will give you maximum fat loss. You can easily buy Ketostix on eBay, Amazon, or at many (but not all) pharmacies. They are not expensive and they are very easy to use.

Do not severely restrict calories. Instead, severely restrict refined processed carbohydrates.
Replace those refined processed carbohydrates with 'fat burning' foods. Make good use of the fat-burning thermic effect of fat burning, which are nutritious foods. Eat lean meat, chicken, fish, beneficial fats, low carbohydrate vegetables and low carbohydrate fruits such as berries.

For a full list of fat burning foods, and more about the thermic effect, and how it works, you will find a page link at the bottom of this answer. You will also find page links to free carbohydrate (and calorie) charts for fruit and vegetables at the bottom of this answer.

If you have become very insulin resistance (and many obese people are without knowing it), you may find that you need to count calories as well as carbohydrates for the best obesity diet.

So, if you have taken on board the above information, here is the best way to proceed:

As long as your personal physician approves it first, the best obesity diet is usually one that will put you in a state of benign dietary ketosis. The reason this works well in cases of obesity is that anyone who obese is usually insulin resistant (as stated before, often without being aware of it).

Do not worry: there is no minimum daily requirement for carbohydrates for health or to sustain life; so counting carbohydrates is not unhealthy. Get only 20 to 30 grams of carbohydrates per day to put you into ketosis. Be sure to drink plenty of water to enable your body to deal with this type of protein diet, and ingest sufficient quality, unprocessed, proteins and good fats.

If you are insulin resistant, you will have a tendency to gain weight easily; you will also find it difficult to lose weight (particularly if you count calories rather than carbohydrates).

In addition, in my professional experience, most overweight people (and many normal weight people) are addicted to refined processed carbohydrates. In fact, about 3 out of 4 North American and British adults are carbohydrate addicted. Unfortunately, the average dietary daily intake of carbohydrates for Brits and Americans is about 300 grams. Sadly, most of those carbohydrates are refined processed carbohydrates.

So, the key to losing body fat for the best obesity diet is to shift your body from burning carbohydrates to burning fats. To do that, it is necessary to cut your intake of refined processed carbohydrates and high carbohydrate foods of any kind. If you cut your intake, your body will automatically shift to burning fat. Obviously, for the best obesity diet you want your body to burn stored fat.

People with certain medical conditions should not go on a ketogenic diet, which is why getting your physician's approval in advance is important. If you are otherwise healthy, the best way for a clinically obese person to lose body fat is to use a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet.

Unlike protein and fats, there is no minimum daily requirement for carbohydrate in order to flourish physically or to sustain life. However, they do have many beneficial phytochemicals and fiber so eating a limited amount is fine (as long as they are unprocessed). Get those carbohydrates from natural sources such as (preferably organic) fresh, non-starchy, low carbohydrate leafy green vegetables and low carbohydrate fruits such as berries.

Recent books on the subject of benign dietary ketosis are Protein Power, and The Protein Power Lifeplan, by Michael R. Eades, M.D., and Mary Dan Eades, M.D.

Of course, regular weight/strength training and walking (cardio) are also particularly helpful when you have lost enough body fat to do this comfortably. For example, proper strength training will increase your amount of lean muscle, which is your metabolic furnace that will burn extra calories 24 hours a day and not just when you are exercising. Similarly, walking for weight loss will speed up your metabolism during and immediately after your walks. Unless you are too overweight to exercise comfortably, you could join a local gym or you could exercise at home.

If you need to lose weight before you are able to exercise comfortably, then simply begin by changing your dietary habits by following the best obesity diet, and add exercise later. As a precaution, consult with your physician or medical adviser before changing your dietary or exercise habits.

So, in addition to the three books mentioned earlier, for free list, charts and plans to get you started see the page links below:

1. A list of refined processed carbohydrates, to avoid or strictly limit, for the best obesity diet
2. Fat burning foods (to replace the refined processed carbohydrates), and more about the thermic effect of fat burning foods, for the best obesity diet
3. Low carbohydrate foods and how to use them with the best obesity diet
4. The low carbohydrate Paleo/Paleolithic/Stone Age Diet is the best obesity diet and a ketogenic diet cure for many other health related problems
5. A free carbohydrate fruit chart (calories too) to use as daily guides with the best obesity diet, and for weight maintenance once you have reached your goal
6. A free carbohydrate vegetable chart (calories too) to use as daily guides with the best obesity diet, and for weight maintenance once you have reached your goal
7. And here is lots of additional useful information and tips (plus gentle exercise plans if you are able)
8. How to know if you are obese rather than overweight

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of child obesity?

The only advantage would be a lower probability of your child being abducted or raped (along with a lower chance of being healthy, being loved, being confident, being happy etc.)


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