Latest Body mass index Stories

AMA Calls Obesity A Disease
2013-06-19 12:07:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a decision that could have massive health and economic implications, the American Medical Association has decided to recognize obesity as a disease, opening the door to a new approach on handling the condition. At the AMA´s annual meeting in Chicago, the association noted that obesity rates have“¯"doubled among adults in the last twenty years and tripled among children in a single generation.” The AMA joins...

Obesity Linked To Hearing Loss Kids
2013-06-18 08:29:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center shows obese adolescents are more likely to have hearing loss problems than their normal-weight peers.  The study findings, published in The Laryngoscope, demonstrated that obese adolescents have increased hearing loss across all frequencies and were almost twice as likely to have unilateral (one-sided) low-frequency hearing loss. "This is the first paper to...

Obesity Predicted In Infants By Measuring Height And Weight, Not BMI
2013-06-12 05:46:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By using a formula which includes height and weight instead of body mass index (BMI), researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Texas Tech University found they could predict obesity in children by age 5, according to a report in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. “Almost from birth, we quickly saw this growth pattern emerge in our curves and growth charts for weight over height,” said lead author Susan Ludington,...

2013-06-04 23:15:30

Recently published study evaluates black adults in the United States, age 30 or older, and determines obesity continues to be a determining factor of mortality. Loma Linda, Ca (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 The obesity epidemic is at an all-time high with one-third of adults in the United States having a body mass index (BMI) > 30. At a time when health inequalities are a contributing factor in life expectancy, people want to know what they can do to live longer. A study out of Loma Linda...

2013-06-04 11:17:58

The time between pregnancies is a golden window for obese women to lose weight, a Saint Louis University study finds. The research, led by Arun Jain, M.D., visiting scholar in SLU's department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health, also found that obese women should be counseled not to gain excessive weight during pregnancy. "This data suggested that the interval between pregnancies is a crucial period for obese women to lose weight," Jain said. "In addition, the pregnancy and...

Low BMI May Increase Risk For Endometriosis
2013-05-15 14:30:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the condition is not recommended by physicians, “morbidly obese” women were found to have a lower risk of endometriosis than much thinner women, according to a new study in the journal Human Reproduction. The comprehensive study included over 100,000 women and found that those with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 kg per square meter had a 39 percent lower risk of contracting the painful gynecological condition...

2013-05-09 23:24:44

The BMI Smart App will give users an opportunity to give clients an immediate solution to their specific poor-eating habits and track their success right from their phone, computer or tablet. This isn´t just another app — this could soon be used as much as your Facebook or Twitter app. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Smart for Life® just keeps getting better. They just won a Manufacturer of the Year award and are now launching a state-of-the-art web application to help...

Study Suggests Dropping Comorbidity Requirements For Some Weight Loss Surgery Patients
2013-05-02 17:36:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It seems you can´t drive more than five miles down a highway without passing by a billboard extolling the virtues of the LAP-BAND® weight loss procedure. Most of these roadside advertisements show before and after photos of the now svelte and happy person. Guidelines were put in place to ensure, in this image-obsessed culture in which we live, only individuals who truly required this medical procedure would be covered...

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