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Excess deaths associated with obesity (BMI >30) were calculated as 298,808 according to the NHANES I relative risks, 26,917 according to the NHANES II relative risks, or 43,640 according to the NHANES III relative risks. In all 3 cases, however, the majority of deaths associated with obesity were associated BMI 35 and above 186,498, 21,777, or 57,515 deaths respectively. (NHANES III relative risks produced a negative estimate for BMI 30 to < 35) For overweight (BMI 25 to < 30), the data consistently suggest no excess deaths overall ... the largest difference [in deaths] is due to the inclusion of the mortality data from NHANES II and NHANES III, which decreased estimates by 63% of more relative to NHANES I mortality data alone ... Relative to NHANES I, the more recent data from NHANES II and NHANES III suggest the possibility that improvements in medical care, particularly for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among the obese, and its risk factors may have led to a decreased association of obesity with total mortality. Cardiovascular risk factors have declined at all BMI levels in the US population, but, except for diabetes, the decline appears to be greater at higher BMI levels.
Over 9 million Americans are considered Morbidly Obese. This classification is based on the body mass index or BMI. A healthy BMI is between 18-25, while a BMI over 30 is considered obese. Morbidly obese is normally a BMI over 40. Francis had a BMI of 76. BMI, however, is a flawed indicator of health. Recent research shows that waist circumference is a far more reliable indicator.
The average human has between 25 to 275 billion fat cells, but the number of fat cells has no correlation with weight gain. As we know, the reason a person gains weight, it is because the fat cells expand or get "bigger" to absorb more fat. As most people know, obesity is extremely stressful on the heart. One reason is because the heart has to pump a much higher volume of blood in an obese person.
So how much more does the heart have to pump?
A 190-pound male has approximately 12 pints of blood, while morbidly obese Francis has over 30 pints of blood pumping through his body.
Another obstacle to losing weight for obese individuals is the relationship between weight gain and lowered lung capacity. The more body fat that accumulates in the body, the more fat deposits in the chest wall pushing against both the lungs and the diaphragm. This lowers the ability of the lungs to expand and bring in oxygen. The end result is that obesity makes it more difficult to exercise and recuperate from exercise.
Finally, the average stomach can hold approximately 3 pints of food from a meal. In those who overeat, the stomach will often stretch to hold up to 6 pints of food. If you enjoy learning about the physiology of weight gain, then "The Science of Obesity" is definitely worth watching.
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