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September 2017

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September 2017

Number Number 714, September 2017

ABSTRACT: Rates of obesity among adolescents in the United States have increased at a dramatic rate along with the prevalence of weight-related diseases. Between the 1980s and 2014, the prevalence of obesity among adolescent females in the United States increased from approximately 10% to 21%. Although the steep increase in the prevalence of obesity in children (2–11 years) has slowed, the prevalence of obesity in adolescents (12–19 years) continues to increase. Because the obese female adolescent faces medical, psychologic, and reproductive health challenges, early intervention is imperative...

Number TFAQ003, June 2017

Especially For Teens What are some of the benefits of playing sports? What health problems should I be aware of if I play sports? What is disordered eating? What is the female athlete triad? What causes the female athlete triad? What are the symptoms of the female athlete triad? What changes in my period should I be concerned about? What is low bone mass? Can these health problems cause permanent damage? Who can I talk to if I am concerned that playing sports is harming my health? How can sports-related health problems be treated? What can I d...

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November 2016

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SP182 Definición de obesidad Tener sobrepeso se define como un índice de masa corporal (IMC) de 25–29.9 (consulte la Tabla 1). La obesidad se define como un IMC de 30 o superior. Dentro de la categoría general de obesidad, hay tres niveles que reflejan los riesgos de salud cada vez mayores que acompañan el aumento del IMC: • El riesgo más bajo es un IMC de 30–34.9. • El riesgo intermedio es un IMC de 35.0–39.9. La obesidad y el embarazo The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N El Embarazo • SP182 • El riesgo má...

April 2016

Number FAQ182, April 2016

Being overweight is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 25–29.9. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or greater. Within the general category of obesity, there are three levels that reflect the increasing health risks that go along with increasing BMI: • Lowest risk is a BMI of 30–34.9. • Medium risk is a BMI of 35.0–39.9. • Highest risk is a BMI of 40 or greater.

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