Latest Body mass index Stories

2013-02-21 11:26:15

Workplace-based programs that include dietary advice coupled with behavioral counseling appear to be a promising approach for men and women with significant weight loss goals, based on the results of a pilot study conducted by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. Employees enrolled in the intervention arm of a randomized controlled trial lost on average, 18 pounds over a six-month period compared to a two pound weight gain in...

2013-02-19 12:17:49

Weight-loss surgery is currently only offered to patients who exceed a certain BMI. However, surgical intervention could improve the health of many more people. This is shown by the Swedish Obese Subjects study carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, involving 104 patients who were operated on despite their BMI being "too low". As a result, the risk of developing diabetes was reduced by 67 percent. In order to meet the current selection criteria for...

Healthy Body Weight: What’s Yours?
2013-02-18 17:48:53

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the last few decades, increasing emphasis has been placed on having and maintaining a healthy body weight. Yet as the trend towards skyrocketing obesity in the US indicates, this is a struggle for many people, in part because maintaining a healthy body weight requires great effort, but also because many simply don´t know what exactly their healthy body weight is. The first step toward finding a healthy body weight is...

2013-02-06 23:04:22

For practitioners of weight loss programs in Bakersfield, CA there is none more devoted than Dr. Jan Trobisch of Synergy Lifestyle Center–the board certified specialist is celebrating one year as a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Dr. Jan Trobisch, Internist and founder of Synergy Lifestyle Center, a Bakersfield, CA medical weight loss facility is celebrating one year as a member of the American Society of Bariatric...

2013-01-31 09:58:40

Being obese may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in children and teenage girls, according to new research published in the January 30, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Over the last 30 years, childhood obesity has tripled," said study author Annette Langer-Gould, MD, PhD, with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena and a member of the American...

2013-01-24 12:47:56

Widening gap in estimates of obesity partially due to biased self-reports The gap between obesity levels measured by self-reported height and weight and obesity recorded by measured height and weight is increasing. This is due to an increasing bias in self-reported weight, according to research published January 23 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Frances Shiely and colleagues from University College of Cork, Ireland. BMI is a ratio of height and weight used clinically to assess...

2013-01-16 22:30:53

Obese and overweight people are gaining weight rapidly in low-and middle-income countries while those who are severely undernourished are not experiencing similar weight gains, according to a University of Toronto and Harvard School of Public Health study. This growing divide may force governments in the developing world to care for people who fall dramatically short on their calorie intake while simultaneously treating health problems associated with obesity, including diabetes and heart...

2013-01-14 23:02:32

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on an important study, conducted jointly by the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, revealing that obesity is more than just bad for the body; rather, the study found that obesity is linked to a significantly higher risk of...

Research Continues To Find Health Problems Linked To Childhood Obesity
2013-01-14 14:04:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Obesity research just keeps piling up, as another study points out more of the health problems linked to the childhood weight crisis. A new UCLA study focused on the how childhood obesity has immediate consequences, and found that these youngsters are at a far greater risk than previously thought. When comparing obese children to those of normal weight, the team found that those who are overweight are at nearly twice the risk...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.