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2012-04-04 21:10:17

Embarrassment, social stigma may discourage use of lifesaving tests A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that obese white women may be less likely than normal-weight counterparts and African-Americans of any weight or gender to seek potentially lifesaving colon cancer screening tests. Results of this study follow the same Johns Hopkins group's previous research suggesting that obese white women also are less likely to arrange for mammograms, which screen for breast cancer, and...

2012-04-04 20:37:35

Improving or maintaining physical fitness appears to help obese and overweight children reach a healthy weight, reports a new study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Researchers analyzed four years of data from in-school fitness tests and body mass index (BMI) measurements of students in grades 1—7 in the city of Cambridge, Mass. In the study published online March 15 by the journal Obesity, Sacheck and colleagues examined the association...

Image 1 - Study Finds Current BMI Scale Too Lenient When Diagnosing Obesity
2012-04-03 13:14:27

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers reported in the journal PLoS ONE this week that obesity in America is significantly worse than previously thought. According to a study by Eric R. Braverman, M.D. and Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., the BMI formula is an outdated mathematical equation that needs to evolve to help correctly evaluate body fat. The study suggests that adjusting the BMI will have broad population health implications, leading some who were not necessarily considered to...

2012-04-03 08:43:19

Leptin blood test can correct BMI errors: Press release from PLoS ONE The scope of the obesity epidemic in the United States has been greatly underestimated, according to a study published Apr. 2 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Researchers found that the Body Mass Index (BMI) substantially under-diagnoses obesity when compared to the Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan, a direct simultaneous measure of body fat, muscle mass, and bone density. The disparity is particularly...

2012-03-29 00:20:20

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find that BMI does not play a role in surgical complications or in survival Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have found - contrary to previous studies linking inferior outcomes in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies to higher body mass index (BMI) - that in their study of BMI and negative outcomes, there was no such link. They concluded that BMI was not associated with either surgical complications or esophageal cancer patient...

2012-03-26 22:14:02

First large-scale study to compare outcomes based on body size finds being small, rather than large, confers greatest risk Patients who are underweight or small in stature are twice as likely to experience complications or die during insertion of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) compared to obese and normal-weight patients, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier...

2012-03-26 22:08:03

Behaviors and cardiovascular risk factors differ; For boys, getting exercise and playing sports predicts healthy weight and for girls, it's drinking milk Intervention programs aimed at curbing obesity in adolescents may be more effective if they are gender-specific, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical meeting, brings cardiovascular professionals together to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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