Obesity -- What Every Brooklynite Needs to Know

Obesity -- What Every Brooklynite Needs to Know

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Alan A. Saber, MD
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Jun Levine, MD
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Family Medicine Center
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Brooklyn, NY  11201
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Manhattan Avenue Health Center
960 Manhattan Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11222
P. 718.349.8500

61st Street Family Health Center/WIC Center
771 61st Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Family Health Center:
P. 718.851.2323
WIC Center:
P. 718.745.3259

La Providencia Family Medicine Center
1280 DeKalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11221
P. 718.455.9000

Williamsburg Family Health Center
99 Division Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11211
P. 718.599.6200



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Obesity is a major health problem in Brooklyn, with one in four adults considered obese. Being obese puts you at risk for a number of diseases including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, and respiratory disorders.

Obesity is usually determined by body mass index, or BMI - a formula that calculates a ratio of your height to your weight:  
• BMI 25 - 29.9 (overweight)
• BMI 30 and above (obese)
• BMI 40 and above (extremely obese)
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The following factors may increase your risk for becoming obese:
• Having family members who are overweight or obese
• Not being physically active
• Overeating
• Eating a high-fat diet 
• Having a hormone disorder (e.g.Cushing syndrome, hypothyroidism)
• Being emotionally stressed, which may cause overeating
• Low-income individuals, many inexpensive foods are high in fat/sugar
• Early sexual or physical abuse

Prevent Obesity
The best way to prevent weight gain is to eat a healthy diet and exercise daily. A combination of diet, exercise, and other lifestyle modifications can help prevent weight gain. Exercise can help you lose weight and also decreases abdominal fat improving heart health, lowering blood pressure, and  keeping blood sugar levels in check.

Treatment Options
Bariatric or weight loss surgery may be considered in cases where people are severely obese and lifestyle changes have not worked. To learn more visit our Weight Loss Center.

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