Treatment of obesity: to focus on high risk abdominally obese patients – (04-19-01)By
Treatment of obesity: to focus on high risk abdominally obese patients
I’ve never really been a big fan of using body mass index (BMI) to assess one’s risk of obesity related diseases. This article addresses the much higher utility of using the waist to hip ratio to determine a high risk obese patient. The abdominal/visceral adipose tissue appears to be much more harmful than fat distributed elsewhere on the body; it is for this reason that the waist to hip ratio is a good option over
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 3,500 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information