Some Facts about Obesity

25 Dec

Here are some random facts about Obesity:

– Similar to how our muscles strengthen after lifting weights-

– Our bones respond to external forces such as our body’s weight, by strengthening our bones.

-Mechanical loading is a fancy way of saying the previous.

-Obese children tend to have mostly upper extremity fractures because their upper extremities (arm &hands)  aren’t  being loaded to the same degree, as their chubby little legs.  And thus, are more prone to fractures.

-Autoimmune antibodies in Celiac disease attack ones’ bone matrix.  This action is considered to be the mechanism behind bone destruction seen in celiac disease.

-50% of cats in the US are overweight. And, as another random FYI:  I am not a cat person.

chubby baby

Fries with that?

-Obese people are more likely to have chronic hair-loss, erectile dysfunction (ED), and infertility issues.

-Five percent of people surveyed said  they would rather lose a limb.   But, there are more obese Americans than Americans without limbs.

-Losing a limb is not a cure for obesity.  Rather,  it can occur with poorly controlled diabetes and obesity.

-Obesity ranks second among  preventable causes of death. Tobacco use is number one. Fuck Obesity.

-Cellulite is NOT the only skin condition you need to fear as a result of obesity.   Keep in mind: it’s harder to air-brush cellulitis, lymphedema and candida interigo than cellulite.

-Cellulitis is not Cellulite.  Candida Interigo is a yeast infection of your skin folds.   Please google image search these.

-The three main orthopedic diseases in children due to obesity are: slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), upper limb fractures, and perhaps Blount’s disease.

– Not all patients will benefit from bariatric surgery–as some are too overweight to get this procedure!

-Bariatric surgery has shown to reverse Type II diabetes.

– Chubby is not the new black.

-“With my sunglasses on I’m Jack Nicholson; without them, I am fat and 60.”  -Mr. J. Nicholson

-Sunglasses are not a cure for obesity.

 

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