Latest Body mass index Stories
Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds.
The medical community touts the importance of not carrying excess weight, but that has not always been the message delivered to older adults.
Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs.
Obese children quadruple their risk and overweight children double their risk of developing high blood pressure in adulthood.
Investigational system addresses unmet need as AMA recognizes obesity as a disease. Calgary, Alberta, and Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
A newly published paper in the American Heart Association journal Circulation warns about the health consequences for ‘severely obese’ children – a newly defined risk class.
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that among obese people who had lost considerable weight, those with high insulin levels–a marker of insulin resistance in the body–were the most likely to experience better blood vessel function following the weight loss.
Reduced levels of inflammation may explain how some obese people are able to remain metabolically healthy.
Obesity could play a role in more American deaths than previously thought, according to a new report in American Journal of Public Health.
The recent explosion in obesity caused a number of medical problems among Americans and led to an increase in long term care claims.
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