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Obesity BGSU

Applied Exercise Physiology - Obesity Section

BMI for healthy individual 19-24
BMI for an overweight individual 25-29
BMI for an obese individual 30+
Ideal body fat for males and females 12-15% for males, 18-22% for females
Acceptable body fat for males and females 16-19% for males, 23-29% for females
Overweight body fat for males and females 20-24% for males, 30-34% for females
Obese body fat for males and females 25+% for males, 35+% for females
Describe Upper-body (Apple-Shaped) obesity Fat is stored in upper body and abdominal area.More frequent in menCarries greater risk for CAD, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes
Describe Lower-Body (Pear-Shaped) obesity Fat is stored in lower body around the hips, buttocks, and thighs.More frequent in women.
Name the two main types of adipose tissue and describe their location Subcutaneous - just below the skin layerVisceral - deep interabdominal fat (surrounds organs)
What happens to adipocytes in the middle of large fat stores over time? Some adipocytes die as fat stores grow. Macrophages are recruited to clean them up. They produce substances such as inflammatory cytokines, which can lead to disease.
Created by: abryson35