weight matters

Yuying Chen
April 2005
PN;Apr2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p44
Trade Publication
The article focuses on obese people. A person who is obese and weighs 250 pounds might lose as much as 5 pounds in a week, which is about 2 percent. Someone who is overweight and weighs 200 pounds might lose as much as 2 pounds in one week, which is about 1 percent. It is better to maintain a moderate weight loss over a prolonged period than to regain from a marked weight loss. Body mass index (BMI) describes weight in relationship to height. BMI is commonly used to determine if someone is overweight or obese. When people are obese, they are at a high risk of developing health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.


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