Latest Body mass index Stories

2012-09-18 13:53:14

A study comparing bariatric surgical procedures for obesity suggests that even though undergoing the less commonly used biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch (DS) may be associated with higher early risks compared with gastric bypass (GB), the DS appears to achieve better weight loss and control of co-existing illnesses, especially among patients whose body mass index (BMI) was more than 50, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Surgery, a JAMA Network publication....

2012-09-17 23:06:11

A new study published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM)  looks beyond the much-feared weight gain common to first-year students and reports on the full 4-year impact of higher education on weight, BMI, and body composition. "Gropper et al. present a unique study that follows students through their undergraduate years. It documents the nature of the weight gain and shows the differences between males and females,” says Susan Whiting, a...

Childhood Obesity - No One Size Fits All Diagnosis
2012-09-11 07:12:36

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 12.5 million. This is the number of children between the ages of two and 19 who are obese in the United States. One out of seven. This is the rate of low-income children in preschool who are obese. These are just a few statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on childhood obesity. With these startling statistics, more and more research has been done on the topic. Recently, pediatric researchers...

Overweight People Can Be As Healthy As Thin People
2012-09-05 13:41:09

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two different studies by European and US researchers concluded that obese adults who are otherwise physically fit had no greater risk of dying prematurely than those with a normal body mass index (BMI), according to research partially funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and soft-drink maker Coca-Cola. The findings show there is a subset of obese people who are metabolically healthy, with no symptoms of insulin...

2012-08-27 19:51:12

Obesity triggers atrial fibrillation in fertile women, according to research presented today at the ESC Congress 2012 by Dr Deniz Karasoy from Denmark. Atrial fibrillation and obesity are among the largest public health related challenges in the western world today. Atrial fibrillation is the commonest heart rhythm disorder and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Previous studies have demonstrated that obesity increases the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation in...

Obesity Treatment Online Programs Show Promise
2012-08-17 11:42:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Computer and internet-based weight management plans are becoming a cost-effective approach to treating overweight or obese people, with the potential to have a major impact on general public health. Being overweight or obese can increase a person's risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other chronic medical and health conditions. The World Health Organization predicts that the number of obese and overweight...

Obesity In America - How Does Your State Measure Up
2012-08-14 08:12:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fast food and inactivity are just a few of the factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the U.S. A new study looked at the obesity trend in different states. Based on a new government survey by Trust for America´s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 12 states have very high obesity rates. In particular the Body Mass Index (BMI), compiled with a person´s height and weight, helps...

2012-08-13 07:17:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While people with high body mass index (BMI) could be more susceptible to developing Type 2 diabetes, they could also live longer than those who contract the disease and are thinner, claims a new study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). According to Time.com reporter Alice Park, the phenomenon is known as the "obesity paradox," and Northwestern University Associate Professor of Preventive...

2012-08-09 00:52:43

They're everywhere -- in magazines, on the Internet, on television–people with super-thin bodies who are presented as having the ideal body form. But despite the increasing pressure to be thin, more and more of us are overweight. Now, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found that normal weight teens who perceive themselves as fat are more likely to grow up to be fat. "Perceiving themselves as fat even though they are not may actually cause...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'