Latest Body mass index Stories

2013-08-28 09:27:06

Chronic inflammation could signal higher risk of diabetes, heart disease Reduced levels of inflammation may explain how some obese people are able to remain metabolically healthy, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Obesity generally is linked to a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease. Some people who are obese, however, do not develop high blood pressure and unfavorable...

Obesity Related Deaths Higher Than Thought
2013-08-16 11:02:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Obesity could play a role in more American deaths than previously thought, according to a new report in American Journal of Public Health. In the report, a group of American researchers analyzed 19 waves of data from the National Health Interview Survey, which is administered by the US Census Bureau. The survey data spanned from 1986 to 2006, the last year available. Previous research has led many experts to peg American premature...

2013-07-31 23:02:31

The recent explosion in obesity caused a number of medical problems among Americans and led to an increase in long term care claims. LTC Tree explains how preparing for these potential situations is crucial as long term care costs continue to rise. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Obesity has been on a steady incline in both children and adults across the United States since the 1980s. In June, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared obesity a disease in an effort to remove...

2013-07-30 23:04:06

MedicareMall.com examines why seniors, despite having an obesity rate unparalleled in history, are living longer than ever. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2010 that indicated adults over the age of 60 were more likely to be obese than their younger counterparts. Although obesity appears to be on the rise in the United States, Americans are living longer than ever. Even seniors with obesity appear to be enjoying unprecedented...

Obese Patients Can Still Benefit From Kidney Transplants
2013-07-29 05:12:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obese kidney failure patients who receive transplants experience the same overall survival benefit as their more physically fit counterparts, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the American Journal of Transplantation. According to MedPage Today Contributing Writer Salynn Boyles, the study authors discovered renal failure patients who are obese but have a body mass index (BMI) score under 40kg/m2...

2013-07-26 11:39:05

Researchers find superior outcomes initially, but worse overall The Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) is the IASLC's premier Journal. JTO emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach in the articles accepted for publication, and includes original research (clinical trials and translational or basic research), reviews and opinion pieces. Become a member of IASLC and receive a complimentary subscription to the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. The research below comes from JTO. Obesity...

2013-07-16 22:36:58

WHAT: The length of time a young adult is obese is associated with the development of silent, or subclinical, heart disease in middle age, independent of body mass index (BMI) or waist circumference, according to National Institutes of Health-supported research. Each year that a young adult is obese increases that person's risk of developing coronary artery calcification, a subclinical predictor of heart disease, by 2 to 4 percent. These findings were published today in the Journal of the...

2013-07-12 23:20:02

A newly released study has found that older overweight women may improve their memory just by losing weight, suggesting that weight loss supplements like Liproxenol which was developed by Liproxenol Pharmaceuticals may help women have lower memory related impairments in their later years. Australia (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Weight loss has a lot of positive effects for older women. Now, one bit of research has found that amongst them is improved memory, which implies that weight loss...

BMI Linked To Gallstones
2013-07-12 04:31:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals with elevated body mass index (BMI) levels appear to be at greater risk of developing gallstones, according to new research appearing in a recent edition of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Women are at greater risk of developing the pebble-like materials, which can result from the presence of excess cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin in bile stored in the...

2013-07-11 12:41:47

Excess stomach fat more dangerous than fat elsewhere on the body Individuals with excessive abdominal fat have a greater risk of heart disease and cancer than individuals with a similar body mass index (BMI) who carry their fat in other areas of the body, according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Death and disease risk associated with excess body weight can vary among individuals with similar BMI. Ectopic fat, or fat located where...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'