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2014-08-22 05:52:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Leaving the car at home and walking, cycling or even taking the bus to work could improve your health, researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine claim in a new study. In their British Medical Journal (BMJ) paper, Dr. Ellen Flint, a research fellow in social epidemiology at the London School, and her colleagues reported that people using active or public modes of...

2014-08-05 23:04:58

Rice Lake Weighing Systems introduces the highly accurate and incredibly durable Competitor Series body composition analyzer (BCA). Rice Lake, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Rice Lake Weighing Systems introduces the highly accurate and incredibly durable Competitor Series body composition analyzer (BCA). Health and fitness professionals who want better results for their clients and a faster return on their investment will appreciate the powerful yet affordable multi-frequency segmental...

2014-07-16 04:21:33

A new study examines how BMI may not be enough to identify whether or not a child is obese. Prominent Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel offers his observations on the study. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics discusses an article,which describes a new case study that talks about how BMI measurements may not be enough to identify obesity in children. Photo -...

2014-05-29 16:27:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SKYNDEX(TM), the leading provider of digital skinfold calipers since 1982, has developed a new wireless digital skinfold caliper, the SKYNDEX Pro120. The CNC (computer numerical control)-machined aluminum calipers boast the industry's largest jaw opening of 120mm and an accuracy of. 1mm. Jaws open horizontally to allow for easier and more ergonomic skinfold site measurement. The calipers have a constant and consistent jaw pressure of...

2014-04-17 14:32:49

The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Researchers from Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based method to identify and confirm the presence of brown adipose tissue in a living adult. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy and...

2013-12-30 23:02:26

Probably the most common New Year’s Resolution for 2014 is to reduce Body Mass Index (BMI) by losing weight. However, the staff of Fatpacking weight-loss backpacking vacations say that BMI is a horribly misleading metric that penalizes people for being fit. Hull, MA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Look at this picture of pro basketball player, Dwight Howard. Although he may look like Superman – indeed his nickname is Superman -- at 6' 11", 265 pounds he has a Body Mass Index of 27...

2013-06-18 19:30:27

Similar genetic variations occur in both overweight newborns and obese adults, a large study finds. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. "Our data suggest that adult obesity and newborn adiposity share, in part, a common genetic background," said study lead author Reeti Chawla, MD, fellow in pediatric endocrinology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of...

2012-09-17 23:06:11

A new study published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM)  looks beyond the much-feared weight gain common to first-year students and reports on the full 4-year impact of higher education on weight, BMI, and body composition. "Gropper et al. present a unique study that follows students through their undergraduate years. It documents the nature of the weight gain and shows the differences between males and females,” says Susan Whiting, a...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'