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Fred is 80 years old. He has three children: a daughter and two sons. He has been virtually housebound for nearly 12 months and can walk only 20 yards without becoming breathless. He enjoys reading and likes to keep his brain active even if he cannot do the same for his body.
Despite increasing trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity, fatness phobia is common during female adolescence. This study has demonstrated a high level of dissatisfaction with body weight in a sample of Dublin schoolgirls aged 15 y. Of 420 subjects, 59% reported that they wanted to be slimmer and 68% had previously tried to lose weight. Contrary… (More)
ACCESSIBLE SUMMARY Patients with mental illnesses have been found to shorter life expectancy due to an increased risk of heart disease. Some medication used to treat mental illnesses have been linked to weight gain and other physical change that make patients susceptible to heart disease. In order to reduce this risk it is important that health… (More)