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2014-01-08 17:09:50

Researchers in Sweden have found an association between a person's fitness as a teenager and their risk of heart attack in later life. In a study of nearly 750,000 men, they found that the more aerobically fit men were in late adolescence, the less likely they were to have a heart attack 30 or 40 years later. The study, published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal, found that the relationship between aerobic fitness and heart attack occurred regardless of the men's body...

Obesity In The Developing World
2014-01-04 05:12:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of overweight or obese people living in developing countries nearly quadrupled between 1980 and 2008, according to a new report from UK-based humanitarian think-tank The Overseas Development Institute (ODI). During that 28-year period, the amount of overweight or obese men and women living in the developing world increased from 250 million to 904 million, the ODI’s Future Diets report said. Over that same amount of...

2013-12-30 23:02:26

Probably the most common New Year’s Resolution for 2014 is to reduce Body Mass Index (BMI) by losing weight. However, the staff of Fatpacking weight-loss backpacking vacations say that BMI is a horribly misleading metric that penalizes people for being fit. Hull, MA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Look at this picture of pro basketball player, Dwight Howard. Although he may look like Superman – indeed his nickname is Superman -- at 6' 11", 265 pounds he has a Body Mass Index of 27...

2013-12-20 23:21:25

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the impact of excess weight on hearing problems. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the impact of excess weight on hearing problems. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article,...

2013-12-18 10:45:59

Among 7,000 older women who wore an accelerometer to measure their movement, about two-thirds of their waking time was spent in sedentary behavior, most of which occurred in periods of less than 30 minutes, according to a study appearing in the December 18 issue of JAMA. Recent studies suggest sedentary behavior may be a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. However, few data exist on how this behavior is patterned (e.g., does most sedentary behavior occur in a few long periods or in...

Stimulating Ear With Acupuncture May Help Weight Loss
2013-12-17 14:24:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stimulating the ear through acupuncture could be an effective method when trying to lose weight. The new research, published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, has found a five point stimulation of the outer ear may be better than single point at reducing abdominal fat. Ear acupuncture is based on the understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. Dr Paul Nogier first noticed that a patient’s back-ache was...

2013-12-17 11:18:57

Treatment with the diabetes drug metformin appears to be associated with a modest reduction in body mass index (BMI) in obese children when combined with lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise, according to a study by Marian S. McDonagh, Pharm. D., of the Oregon Health & Science University, and colleagues. Childhood obesity is a health problem in the United States, with nearly 17 percent of children being obese. Metformin is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to...

As Waistlines Increase So To Do Health Care Costs, Says New Study
2013-12-17 06:54:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’re looking for extra motivation to shed some pounds in 2014, consider this: new research appearing in the journal Obesity has found a correlation between health care costs and increasing body mass measurements. The study, which was conducted by investigators at Duke University Medical Center, found that the financial burden associated with medical and drug claims increased gradually with each unit increase in body mass...

2013-12-10 23:26:48

Bel Marra Health, which offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the unexpected link between excess weight and hearing loss. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the unexpected link between excess weight and hearing loss. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article,...

2013-12-04 08:29:19

HAMBURG, Germany, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- seca, the world's market leader in medical measuring and weighing, recognizes that Body Mass Index (BMI) alone is not enough for an extensive analysis of a patient's health status and body composition. BMI calculations do not consider age, gender, frame size, muscle mass or fat distribution. Nor does it distinguish between lean body mass and fat mass. This is exactly why seca has developed the medical Body Composition Analyzer, the seca...