Latest Body mass index Stories
Obese adolescents with no symptoms of heart disease already have heart damage.
That overweight during pregnancy can lead to overweight children and adolescents has been known for some time.
Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity impedes kidney donation.
For potential organ donors, it is not enough to have just good intentions; you need to have a good waistline as well.
A new report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine states that, as people move farther away from urban centers and commute longer distances via car, it can have greater health risks.
As populations move even further away from urban centers, more people spend longer hours behind the wheel on their way to and from work.
An Australian school-based obesity prevention program for adolescent girls was not associated with statistically significant differences in body mass index (BMI) and other body composition measures, however the small changes may be related to clinically important health outcomes.
A true obesity epidemic is gradually advancing throughout the developed world.
- Growing in low tufty patches.