Latest Body mass index Stories

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...

2013-04-30 13:18:10

And boosts risks of diabetes, potentially fatal blood clots, and heart attacks Young men who are obese in their early 20s are significantly more likely to develop serious ill health by the time they reach middle age, or not even make it that far, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. It's well known that obesity in adulthood poses a risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but it's not been clear whether obesity in early adulthood strengthens that risk. The...

Facebook “Likes” Can Be Linked To Obesity
2013-04-25 11:52:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online We give a lot of information to sites like Facebook and Google, even when we don´t realize it. It´s only when we pull back for a moment and see the big picture that we realize just how much information we´ve shared and what can be done with it. For instance, each year Google releases a list of the most searched terms from the previous year, revealing how each search for words like “iPhone” or...

Obese Patients Need More Empathy From Their Physician
2013-04-23 10:02:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Doctors are less likely to bond or empathize with patients who are overweight or obese, according to a new study published online in the journal Obesity. The research, which was led by Kimberly A. Gudzune, an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, looked at 39 primary care physicians and 208 of their patients. Gudzune and her colleagues discovered that...

Community Gardens Produce Health Benefits 041913
2013-04-19 11:16:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Community gardens have long been thought to convey numerous health and social benefits to those who maintain them, but these benefits have never been the subject of scientific study. New research from a team of Utah-based scientists changes that through a study recently published in the“¯American Journal of Public Health. Led by Cathleen Zick, a professor of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah, the research...

2013-04-15 14:04:09

The largest genetic search for "obesity genes" in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of three new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others. University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences Department of Epidemiology and Population Health researcher Kira Taylor, PhD, and her team today (April 14, 2013), published their findings in Nature Genetics. The study involved more than 70,000 men and women of...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).