Latest Body mass index Stories

2013-10-02 12:06:51

Weaker association found in south Asians The findings stress the important role of higher BMI in the increasing rates of death from cardiovascular disease in Asia, which could be managed by policy and prevention strategies, say the authors. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally and is predicted to steadily increase over the next few decades. Many Asian populations that used to be physically active with a low BMI now have some of the world's highest rates of...

Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked To Childhood Obesity
2013-10-02 10:32:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Arkansas-based study, a woman’s weight gain during pregnancy has a direct impact on her child’s risk of obesity through age 12. The study, which was published on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, included over 41,000 mothers and considered several confounding factors such as birth weight and genetics. "From the public health perspective, excessive weight gain during pregnancy may have a potentially...

2013-09-25 23:01:57

Dr. Jenny Seger will conduct a free, educational preteen/teen healthy weight seminar on October 5, 2013. Dr. Seger utilizes an interactive approach to engage youth in a discussion about mindful eating and the development of other healthy lifestyle changes which can help them achieve a healthy weight, improve their quality of life, and reduce their risk of disease. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) and Dr. Jenny Seger...

2013-09-19 15:56:02

Change in Weight More Important Than Where You Start Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. In fact, the nationwide study found that people who were slightly overweight in their 50s but kept their weight relatively stable were the most likely to survive over the next 16 years. They had better survival rates than even normal-weight individuals whose weight increased slightly, but...

2013-09-19 15:51:44

The medical community touts the importance of not carrying excess weight, but that has not always been the message delivered to older adults. Weight loss has been discouraged among older adults, partly because of health concerns over inadvertent reductions in muscle and bone mass, which is known to accompany overall weight loss. However, new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that physical activity and weight loss conducted together for older, overweight and obese...

2013-09-18 13:24:10

Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs, according to a new study published today (18 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study was carried out in collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland. It used routine...

2013-09-13 13:16:44

American Heart Association Meeting Report Obese children quadruple their risk and overweight children double their risk of developing high blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers tracked the growth and blood pressure of 1,117 healthy adolescents from Indianapolis for 27 years, starting in 1986, and found: During childhood, 68 percent of the kids were a normal...

2013-09-11 23:21:36

Investigational system addresses unmet need as AMA recognizes obesity as a disease. Calgary, Alberta, and Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 InnerVision Medical Technologies, Inc., a developmental-stage company engaged in research and development of high-resolution ultrasound systems, today announced completion of its prototype ultrasound device and early evaluation results for imaging morbidly obese patients. The ultrasound system offers encouraging results, as the ultrasound...

Five Percent Of American Children Suffer From Severe Obesity
2013-09-10 15:06:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly published statement in the American Heart Association journal Circulation warns about the health consequences for ‘severely obese’ children – a newly defined risk class. "Severe obesity in young people has grave health consequences," said lead author Aaron Kelly, a researcher at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. "It's a much more serious childhood disease than obesity." He added that the rate...

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