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In  Obesity high in US states 16 Aug 2013 - 11:36am,

    "...Adult obesity in the US still isn't budging", the latest government (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- CDC) survey shows.
   The national telephone survey found 13 states with very high rates of obesity last year. Overall, the proportion of US adults deemed obese has been about the same for years now. 'A plateau is better than rising numbers. But it's discouraging because we're plateauing at a very high number,' ... Overall, nearly 28 per cent of Americans were obese, the 2012 survey found. That's roughly the same as it's been since 2008.

How the survey is done:

The CDC defines someone as obese if their weight-to-height ratio - called a 'body mass index' - hits 30 or higher. A 1.75-metre person would be considered obese at 92 kilograms or more. The CDC's annual telephone survey asks adults their height and weight.

Body Mass Index:  By definition BMI = mass in Kg/(height in m)**2

   and Obesity Mass >= 30*(height in m)**2

so roughly

สูง cm   อวบ kg

150       67.5   
155       72.0
160       76.8
165       81.7   
170       86.7
175       91.9

What obesity means in real life

    more stress on legs, bones and muscles; larger size need more and stronger materials for clothings (adding more stress), furniture (chairs, bed,...) and personal accessories (belt, glasses,...);

   In reports: ambulance and hospial equipment and services upgrades have been reported in several countries; airlines considering surcharge for extra weight; energy cost due to obesity in public transport; health cost are being studies in many countries; ...

The causes and the cures:

   So far many trials based on control diets, exercises, drugs and surgical procedures have some successes but not sustainability; many studies suggest sedentary (sitting) activities as the main culprit; many studies blame "refined carbohydrates" (sugar, flours -- ie. softdrinks, cakes, biscuits, bread, snacks and fastfoods); many studies suggest more fresh (uncooked) varieties of vegetables and fruits (75% or more in daily meals); food diversity and local availability in season has also been suggested; ...

Obesity is correlated to diabetis, cholesterol, heart and blood pressure problems.

Diets, exercises and frequent movements are now major means to conbat obesity.

So, good research can be done by making some telephone calls ;-)

/// (content below added 20 August 2013)

BMI Prime (defined as BMI 25) for 'Good weight':
สูง ซม    มวล กก   
150        56.3
155        60.1
160        64.0
165        68.1
170        72.3
175        76.6

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine calculated the average BMI for 177 countries using UN data on population (year?) see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index with data extracted from BBC News - Where are you on the global fat scale? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18770328

Country         avgBMI    mBMI    fBMI    m:f
Cambodia     21.51     22.30    20.72   1.076
Indonesia     21.59     21.91    21.26    1.031   
Laos             21.99     22.50    21.48    1.047
Malaysia      22.58     23.06    22.09    1.044    
Myanmar     22.40     22.91    21.89    1.047
Philippines   22.35    22.73    21.96    1.035
Singapore    22.19    22.80    21.58    1.057
Thailand      22.34    23.36    21.32    1.096
Vietnam*     19.96     21.18    18.73    1.131

China         22.86     23.78    21.93    1.084   
India           21.05    22.50    19.60    1.148    
Japan         21.93    23.52    20.34    1.156

USA**         27.82    28.64    27.00    1.061

Notes: Vietnam has the lowest avgBMI and USA, the highest.

My BMI is just below the average for Thailand (with 177cm and 63kg).


see also ดัชนีมวลกาย th.wikipedia.org/wiki/ดัชนีมวลกาย‎

 

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160 ... now 60 kgs.... over and over againt .........

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Thanks God, I need to reduce by only 5 kg. This can be done in one month with the right diet. The problem is that I don't know when to start.

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.... BMI ถ้าค่าเกินเกณฑ์ ... ความเสี่่ยง(Risk) ต่อโรค

 

         - DM (โรคเบาหวาน)

         - HT (โรคความดันโลหิตสูง)

         - DM & HT

         - หลอดเลือดหัวใจ

         - บุคลิกภาพ

         - ฯลฯ

 

ขอบคุณค่ะ สำหรับบทความดีดีนี้ ค่ะ

 

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ใช้คำว่า "อวบ" คงไม่ได้แล้วหละมั๊งครับอาจารย์ sr 

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Hello Bright Lily : Thanks for dropping in. 160cm 60kg is in a great shape.

Hi GD : Someone said "today is the beginning of the rest of your life". Good luck and best wishes for your success.

Dear Dr. Ple : We know we need to do many times until we both out of work (when all people are healthy and happy ;-) Before then we will meet at least on G2K many more times.

Thank you "พี่หนาน" : I chose this word from NECTEC's Lexitron English-Thai Dictionary. It is politically "correct" and fits in with the fruity word มะกัน ;-). But more important is the health message not the words.

 

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Some reports in Australia:

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/World/2013/08/20/Saudi_man_forklifted_to_hospital_898215.html
A Saudi man weighing 610kg has been forklifted to hospital for medical treatment to reduce his weight.

Action needed as young adults get fatter
http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Health/2013/08/19/Action_needed_as_young_adults_get_fatter_897856.html
More young adults are getting fat than other age groups, according to an Australian study.

Exercise needed to prevent diabetes
http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Health/2013/08/19/Exercise_needed_to_prevent_diabetes_898025.html
Sitting stationary for more than two hours at a time could be made illegal under a plan to combat diabetes.