All posts tagged "BMI"
Structured Weight Management Programs Can Help Children Lose Weight
Children from low-income families are at particular risk of developing obesity, because of generally poorer diets and less physical activity. A new study shows that kids from these families can effectively lose weight with the help of...
- Posted March 13, 2013
BMI Not the Best Number For Determining Health Risks Due to Weight
Body mass index, or BMI, is commonly used by physicians for determining whether someone is at risk for obesity-related health disorders, but some experts are arguing that this number may not be the best way to do...
- Posted November 8, 2012
Physical Activity can Reduce Genetic Predisposition to Obesity by 40 Percent
Although the whole population can benefit from a physically active lifestyle, in part through reduced obesity risk, a new study shows that individuals with a genetic predisposition to obesity can benefit even more. The research, carried out...
- Posted September 1, 2010
Distribution of Fat a Predictor for Health Risk
Why is it that some people lose weight and body fat when they exercise and eat less and others don’t? Researchers say MRI and magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy can provide the answer – and help predict who...
- Posted August 24, 2010
Waist Circumference Gives Better Prediction of Diabetes Risk than BMI
Researcher Silke Feller and her colleagues have concluded that waist circumference gives a better prediction of diabetes risk than does BMI. Current guidelines recommend that the degree of risk of diabetes from overweight should be based on...
- Posted July 15, 2010
Study Links Obesity to Poorer Memory and Brain Function in Older Women
According to new research, the more an older woman weighs, the worse her memory. The effect is more pronounced in women who carry excess weight around their hips, known as pear shapes, than women who carry it...
- Posted July 14, 2010
Toolkit Helps Parents Recognize a Child’s Risk of Obesity
Some simple interventions used by pediatricians were enough to change a parent’s perspective about a child’s being overweight or obese, and change the parent’s behaviors at home to reduce those risks.
- Posted July 12, 2010
Abdominal Obesity and Depression Link Confirmed in New Study
A new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) confirms the relationship between depression and abdominal obesity, which has been linked to an increased risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease.
- Posted June 10, 2010
Size of Tumors in Prostate Cancer Patients Directly Linked to Weight
The size of tumors in prostate cancer patients is directly linked to their weight, according to a new six-year study. The research team, led by Nilesh Patil, found heavier patients, or those with the highest body mass...
- Posted June 2, 2010
Adverse Consequences of Obesity Could Be Substantially Underestimated
A study concludes that the link between obesity and cardiovascular mortality may be substantially underestimated, while some of the adverse consequences of being underweight may be overstated. This means that the adverse influence of higher BMI and...
- Posted December 23, 2009