Triglyceride turnover in health and disease.

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Triglyceride turnover in health and disease.

Publication Date
Oct 20, 1979
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PMC
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  • Medicine
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Abstract

373582ACG.indd OBESITY AND YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH Do You Know Your GI Risks? GI Specialists Committed to Quality in Patient Care A Patient Education Resource from the American College of Gastroenterology Barrett’s Esophagus Erosive Esophagitis Gastroesophageal Refl ux (GERD) Esophageal Cancer Gallstones Cirrhosis Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Pancreatic Cancer Colorectal Adenomas Colorectal Cancer Early Death Decreased Quality of Life AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GASTROENTEROLOGY Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference It is important to know your BMI because if your BMI indicates you are overweight or obese there are serious health risks that you should think about. The health risks associated with an increased BMI in the overweight or obese range are compounded by excess abdominal fat. Measuring your waist circumference can estimate your abdominal fat and help you and your doctor understand the effect of obesity on your health. Women who have a waist circumference greater than 35 inches and men who have a waist circumference of greater than 40 inches have a higher risk of disease and additional risk severity. An abnormal waist circumference alone is a risk factor for obesity related disease even if BMI is normal. Do you know if you are overweight or obese? The best way to determine your level of obesity is a measure called Body Mass Index or BMI. You can calculate it yourself from your height and weight, or look up your BMI on a BMI table. Body Mass Index 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 5’0” 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 5’2” 22 24 26 27 29 31 33 35 37 5’4” 21 22 24 26 28 29 31 33 34 5’6” 19 21 23 24 26 27 29 31 32 5’8” 18 20 21 23 24 26 27 29 30 5’10” 17 19 20 22 23 24 26 27 29 6’0” 16 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 27 6’2” 15 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 26 6’4” 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280 290 300 41 43 45 47 49 51 55 57 59 38 40 42 44 45 48 49 51 53 55 36 38 40 41 43 45 46 48 50 52 34 36 37 39 40 42 44 4

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