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Dr. Richard Bebb, MD, ABIM, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, discusses risks of obesity.
Obesity can be defined medically on the basis of your body mass index.
A body mass index over 30 is a medically defined state of obesity. A BMI of 25 to 30 is considered to be overweight. An ideal body mass index is somewhere in the range of 21, 22, that range.
It differs a little bit depending on your ethnicity, but as it goes up and it gets into the high 20s and definitely beyond the 30s, it starts to carry with it a lot of medical risks. The medical risks of obesity include an increased risk of vascular disease, heart attack, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, an increased risk of cancer of the reproductive organs and colon cancer, amongst others, an increased risk of mortality directly associated with the degree of obesity.
There are also other issues such as effect on reproduction, joint damage, particularly back and lower limb, which correlate with the degree of obesity as well.
If you have any questions about obesity, the measurement or treatment of it, please do discuss it with your primary care practitioner.
Local Practitioners: Endocrinologist
Dr. Richard Bebb, endocrinologist, Vancouver BC completed his clinical training in endocrinology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, followed by BC Research Training at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Dr. Richard Bebb, was the Acting Head of the Division of Endocrinology at St. Paul’s Hospital from 2005 to 2007 and is currently both an active and consultative staff member at the hospital, working as an endocrinologist and as a staff physician in the Healthy Heart Program Prevention Clinic. In addition, Dr Richard Bebb, endocrinologist, Vancouver BC is a founding partner of Pacific Western Medical Education.
( Dr. Richard Bebb, Endocrinologist, Victoria, BC ) is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
If you are looking for local services or treatment in the office or hospital from a Endocrinologist, contact a provider such as ( Dr. Richard Bebb ) with this phone number to inquire if they are accepting patients or you need a referral. .