Metabolic acidosis has three main root causes: increased acid production, loss of bicarbonate, and a reduced ability of the kidneys to excrete excess acids. What is the most…

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“She said, ‘The doctor only sees patients with a B.M.I. under 30, so you’ll need to lose 22 pounds,’ ” Ritchie recalls. (The doctor told me that his…

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And when people with asthma are obese, they’re more prone to asthma attacks and have more frequent hospitalizations, according to a study published in May 2016 in the…

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According to Stats SA, 62.2% women and 25.1% men in the Western Cape are overweight or obese. Julia Goedecke, a senior specialist for the Medical Research Council of…

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Adipose tissue, or fat, is an anatomical term for loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes. Its main role is to store energy in the form of fat, although…

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With the BMI, weight and height are the only two measurements taken to reach a conclusion on how “healthy” someone is; BMI doesn’t take into account bone density…

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For most adults, an ideal BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range. For children and young people aged 2 to 18, the BMI calculation takes into account…

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In itself, obesity does not count as a disability, although being obese (particularly being very obese) will increase the likelihood of a person suffering from related issues that…

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Catabolism (/kəˈtæbəlɪsm/) is the set of metabolic pathways that breaks down molecules into smaller units that are either oxidized to release energy or used in other anabolic reactions….

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Maternal causes of chronic fetal acidosis include reduced oxygenation of maternal blood, such as in severe respiratory or cardiac disease, or reduced blood flow to the placenta as…

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