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2011-09-26 15:08:17

Patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a higher risk of death if they are underweight. A new study, which will be presented today (26 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, assessed the link between death rates and the weight of COPD patients. The research also assessed the link with other co-existing diseases, such as heart disease. The World Health Organization predicts that COPD will become the third...

2011-02-24 15:31:08

A study of more than 1 million Asians found that those who were a normal weight were far less likely to die from any cause than individuals whose body-mass index (BMI) was too high or low. A similar association was seen between BMI and the risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease or other causes. The study, led by Wei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tenn., Paolo Boffetta, M.D., M.P.H., professor, Mount...

2011-02-11 00:00:42

Attain Fertility hosts Weight Loss & Wellness Wednesdays to Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Fertility Purchase, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2011 The first month of the New Year is now behind us: How are those resolutions going? One of the most common resolutions people make is to lose weight and get healthier. This is a great way to begin a new year and important for everyone. It is particularly important for women who are dealing with fertility issues and hoping to become pregnant through...

2011-02-03 12:34:00

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutrisystem, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRI), the number one home delivery weight loss program, today announced the expansion of its line-up of weight loss management mobile applications with the launch of its new BMI (body mass index) app for the iPhone(TM). The new app, which is downloadable for free at (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bmi-body-mass-index/id410449057?mt=8#), will provide Nutrisystem members and non-members with an engaging way to...

2011-02-01 22:15:41

Patterns of mild weight loss may signal public health problem In a paper published in the January issue of the journal Economics and Human Biology, a team of applied economists including William A. Masters, a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, suggests a new approach to monitoring the relationship between nutrition and child mortality in developing countries. Based on dozens of surveys compiled over 20 years, changes in the number of mildly...

2010-11-10 16:25:45

An international team of scientists calls for protecting complementary food for infants in developing countries "“ especially those where corn is a staple food "“ against fumonisin, a toxin produced by fungi. Until now, physicians thought the growth retardation of children in those regions was to be blamed on the poor nutritional value of the complementary maize porridge they receive when breast milk is no longer sufficient. But toxins indeed are involved, the scientists report in...

2010-09-14 07:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Interactive® (Nasdaq: HPOL), a leading global custom market research firm, today announced the launch of its Body Mass Index (BMI) Specialty Panel, developed to accommodate clients interested in exploring BMI-related issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO ) BMI is a statistical measure that compares a person's weight and height....

2010-07-15 15:07:46

Waist circumference gives a better prediction of diabetes risk than does BMI. This is the conclusion drawn by Silke Feller and her colleagues from the German Institute for Nutritional Research in Potsdam-Rehbrcke, in the current edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[26]: 470-6). Current guidelines recommend that the degree of risk of diabetes from overweight should be based on the determination of the body mass index (BMI). It is...

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2010-06-29 07:13:18

Adolescent girls who think they are overweight, but are not, are at more risk for depression than girls who are overweight and know it, according to Penn State sociologists. "Parents often worry about overweight girls' mental health, but our findings show that it is girls who have a healthy weight but perceive being overweight who are most likely to feel depressed," said Jason N. Houle, graduate student in sociology and demography. In the past, researchers have looked at the consequences for...

2010-05-27 09:51:06

A team of American psychologists and neuroscientists have found that adult brain volume, which can be reduced by Anorexia Nervosa, can be regained. The research, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, revealed that through specialist treatment patients with this eating disorder can reverse this symptom and regain grey matter volume. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric eating disorder of excessive weight loss caused by relentless dieting. The starvation that...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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