Weight management

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Diseases Obesity
Obesity is a leading risk factor of preventable illness and death in North America. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly - so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called obesity an epidemic. In the United States, over 50% of the population (about 150 million people) is overweight.
Diseases Eating Disorders
Eating disorders have increased in frequency, possibly as a consequence of society's emphasis and preoccupation with thinness. Eating disorders are multifactorial conditions linked to genetic, traumatic, and nutritional causes. In North America, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the two most common eating disorders. They predominantly affect women.
Diseases Metabolic Syndrome
A person has metabolic syndrome when they have a combination of three or more certain health risks. These health risks include: high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, excess body weight, low levels of good cholesterol (HDL), and high levels of triglycerides.
Diseases Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly store and use sugar for energy. The body's main fuel is a form of sugar called glucose, which comes from food (after it's been broken down). Glucose enters the blood and is used by cells for energy. To use glucose, the body needs a hormone called insulin that's made by the pancreas. Insulin is important because it allows glucose to leave the blood and enter the body's cells.
Diseases Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not a disease in the usual sense; rather, it is a collection of symptoms that can affect a woman's reproductive health and heart health, and it can have other significant effects on health and lifestyle.
Diseases Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not a disease in the usual sense; rather, it is a collection of symptoms that can affect a woman's reproductive health and heart health, and it can have other significant effects on health and lifestyle.
Diseases Heart Attack
The heart is one of the largest muscles in the body. The wall of the heart is the muscle that does the pumping, and it is called the myocardium. In a heart attack, this muscle tissue is denied oxygen-carrying blood due to a blocked artery. When the shortage of oxygen gets so bad that many cells die, it's called infarction. The medical name for a heart attack is an acute myocardial infarction (MI).
Diseases High Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fatty substance your body needs to rebuild its cells and to make certain hormones. It's carried throughout your body in your bloodstream. Your body only requires a small amount of cholesterol.
Diseases Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes mellitus is a condition where people don't produce enough insulin to meet their body's needs or their cells don't respond properly to insulin. Insulin is important because it moves glucose, a simple sugar, into the body's cells from the blood. It also has a number of other effects on metabolism.
Diseases High Blood Pressure
Your arteries carry the blood from your heart throughout your body. Blood pressure is the measure of how hard your blood is pushing against the inside of your arteries. Although a certain amount of pressure is needed to carry the blood through your body, if that pressure is too great, you have high blood pressure, or hypertension.
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