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Body-Mass Index

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A measure of a person’s weight in relation to his or her height—a way to gauge whether a person needs to lose weight. A person’s BMI is expressed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m2)… Read More “Body-Mass Index”

Acanthosis Nigricans

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A condition characterized by discolored patches in the skin folds of the armpits, neck, or groin, ranging from tan to dark brown. Acanthosis nigricans is associated with hyperinsulinemia (a higher-than-normal level of insulin in the blood)… Read More “Acanthosis Nigricans”

Amino Acids

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The basic structural units of protein. The body uses protein to build up and repair tissue. Protein is found in muscles, organs, bones, and skin and in many of the body’s hormones, or chemical messengers. There are about 20 aminoacids in the human body… Read More “Amino Acids”

 

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