BMI is a number based on your weight and height. In general, the higher the number, the more body fat a person has. BMI is often used as…

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Obesity causes mechanical compression of the diaphragm, lungs, and chest cavity, which can lead to restrictive pulmonary damage. Furthermore, excess fat decreases total respiratory system compliance, increases pulmonary…

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As a single measure, BMI is clearly not a perfect measure of health. But it’s still a useful starting point for important conditions that become more likely when…

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Scientists believe that heat raises the metabolic rate of animals by increasing the amount of kinetic energy that is available to cells. … For endothermic animals, the act…

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According to Healthy People 2020, most Americans do not eat a healthful diet and are not physically active. America’s Health Rankings reports that as of 2019, the obesity…

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The Health Survey for England 2019 estimates that 28.0% of adults in England are obese and a further 36.2% are overweight but not obese. Obesity is usually defined…

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In most cases, the best treatment for metabolic syndrome rests with you. Changes to your behavior — such as eating healthier and getting more exercise — are the…

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In most cases, being overweight does not affect your ability to get pregnant. However, being obese (rather than overweight) can decrease your chances of getting pregnant. That’s because…

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The Metabolic age is calculated by comparing your Basal Metabolic Rate to the average BMR of your chronological age group. If your metabolic age is higher than your…

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HGH helps to maintain, build, and repair healthy tissue in the brain and other organs. This hormone can help to speed up healing after an injury and repair…

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