Overweight and the risks of Overweight

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. Overweight people may want to check their thyroid levels to make sure they aren't lacking thyroid hormone. If they are, a physician may prescribe thyroid hormones to correct the condition. Overweight children may develop weight-related health problems like
high blood pressure and diabetes at a young age. You can find out if your child is overweight or obese by using the Body Mass Index for children and teens. Overweight and obesity is a serious, chronic medical condition, which is associated with a wide range of debilitating and life threatening conditions. Large increases in obesity rates among Australians have the potential to erode many recent health gains. Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person?s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). Overweight is defined as a BMI of greater than 25 and less than 29.9. If you are looking for personal weight loss, nutrition, and/or physical activity information, please visit the Check Your Health Web site. Overweight children need support, acceptance, and encouragement from their parents. Overweight children showed an increase in BMI SDS starting already after 6 months of age and had a significantly increased HOMA insulin resistance. Overweight and obesity are defined using a measurement called body-mass index (BMI), calculated as a person's weight divided by the square of their height. A BMI of 18.5 - 25.0 is considered normal, whereas people who have a BMI of 25.0 - 29.9 are considered overweight, and individuals with a BMI over 30.0 are regarded as obese. Overweight and obesity is a known risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, arthritis, breathing problems, and some forms of cancer. Overweight children probably know better than anyone else that they have a weight problem. They need support, understanding, and encouragement from parents. Overweight owners frequently have overweight cats - people who have weak wills with their own diets tend to give in more easily to a begging cat. Boredom is another cause. Overweight, obesity, and undiagnosed HT and DM prevalences were calculated. Multiple regression analyses were done to assess the association of overweight/obesity with undiagnosed HT and DM by adjusting for age, gender and place of residence. Overweight and obesity are no longer problems restricted to the West. Overweight people are most likely to have lower self-esteem than others. This may make them seriously depressed and emotionally disrupted. Overweight people of any age are at risk of not only better-known ills like cardiac disease but also arthritis, joint damage and sleep apnea. Adults who were overweight as children have nearly twice the risk of dying from any cause in their 70s than are adults who were of normal weight as youngsters. Overweight people do not look good and many even look ugly. They also have to bear the taunts of colleagues, friends and acquaintances. Overweight/obesity and obesity rates for boys in the two countries were similar (Chart 6). However, for girls, the overweight/obesity rate in Canada was higher at ages 2 to 5, but lower at ages 12 to 17. Overweight and obesity are common health conditions worldwide but there are few effective treatments. Chitosan is a widely available dietary supplement that claims to aid weight loss and blood cholesterol levels.