The state of being 20% over one's ideal weight. Or, defined by
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as having a BMI (Body
Mass Index) of approximately 30 lbs overweight. The BMI is a key
for relating body weight to height and is based on an
individual’s weight in kg divided by their height in meters
squared. Obesity is frequently based on both behavior and
genetics and increases significantly the risk of health problems
such as Metabolic Syndrome, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome),
Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, heart attack, stroke and certain
types of cancer.
Omega-3 (See also Fish Oil)
Sometimes written as n-3 or w-3, this is the name given to a
family of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also known as Fish Oil,
Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role as structural
membrane lipids, particularly in nerve tissue and the retina and
are precursors to eicosanoids - highly reactive substances such
as prostaglandins and leukotrienes that act locally to influence
a wide range of functions in cells and tissues. The most readily
available sources are oil-rich fish and supplements such as fish
oil and cod liver oil. Other sources are krill and fortified
everyday foods like bread and fruit juices.
Oral Glucose Tolerance
A test to determine if blood glucose (sugar) levels are within a
normal range following a fasting state and at intervals
following ingestion of a drink containing 75 grams of glucose.
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"A non-pharmacologic treatment for these
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"...approximately 90% of
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feature of the metabolic syndrome and 30% possess the metabolic syndrome.
Our results support the view that improving insulin resistance may be crucial in the prevention
of both type 2 diabetes and premature cardiovascular disease in this at-risk subpopulation
of Hispanic youth."