Latest Body mass index Stories

2013-10-30 18:02:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Every night, millions of American families sit down to eat dinner – where they do it could be an indicator of their physical health. According to a new study published in the journal Obesity, adults and children who sit down together to eat supper as a family tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who don’t. In the study, two researchers from Cornell University looked at the relationship between daily family...

2013-10-30 11:00:30

Men who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to die from the disease than men who are of healthy weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. In patients with more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, the researchers also found an even stronger correlation between obesity and mortality. This study included 751 Kaiser Permanente patients with prostate cancer who...

2013-10-22 12:15:35

New results from a prospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show that patients with a body mass index (BMI) in the obese range live on average two to three months less after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, compared with healthy weight patients, even after adjusting for factors that are known to predict survival for patients with this disease, such as age and disease stage. This association was statistically strongest for people who were overweight two decades before...

2013-10-17 16:41:43

Common practice of using height and weight to prioritize bariatric surgery patients needs to change: UAlberta medical research Most people who receive bariatric surgery in Canada, and around the world, are obese women, even though their male counterparts are more at risk, especially if those men are smokers and have diabetes. These findings are demonstrated in newly published medical research from the University of Alberta. Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry researchers Raj Padwal,...

Hypertension Risks High For Obese, Overweight Kids
2013-10-11 10:21:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Kaiser Permanente Southern California reveals that high body weight in children and adolescents is strongly associated with the likelihood of hypertension. Overweight youth are twice as likely as their normal-weight peers to have hypertension. Obesity adds another layer of complication: moderately obese youths have four times higher risk; and extremely obese children and adolescents are 10 times more likely to have...

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...

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