Latest Body mass index Stories

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

A new study is challenging the original guidelines by showing weight loss surgery is effective for an expanded group of patients above and beyond those classified as morbidly obese.

2013-04-30 13:18:10

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.

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

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have used information gathered about Facebook "likes" to map which areas of the nation are most likely to be affected by obesity.

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

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.

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2013-04-19 11:16:36

New research highlights the undeniable health benefits of community gardeners.

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.

Entertaining TV Affects BMI Levels In America's Youth
2013-04-08 09:21:20

Following on all the latest research surrounding television influences on children, findings from a new study by researchers at Harvard University indicate that children who are engrossed in what’s on TV are experiencing higher body mass index (BMI) ratings than those who do not find TV that entertaining.

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