News tagged with bmi

Obesity may shorten colon cancer survival

(HealthDay)—Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.

Apr 09, 2014
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Where you live can literally shape your body

Whether you live downtown or in the suburbs could have a surprising effect on your bodyweight and your health, with roots running deeper than income differences, says a recent study carried out on data gathered ...

Mar 19, 2014
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Will your child be a slim adult?

Will your child be a slim adult? A novel new study published in PLOS ONE asked 532 international English speaking adults to submit or "crowd-source" predictors of whether a child is going to be an overwe ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Health care costs steadily increase with body mass

Researchers at Duke Medicine are giving people another reason to lose weight in the new year: obesity-related illnesses are expensive. According to a study published in the journal Obesity, health care c ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Body mass may be more nurture than nature

(Medical Xpress)—The influence of genes on body mass index scores is substantially lower than previously thought, researchers at The University of Queensland have found.

Nov 01, 2013
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Insulin differs between ethnicities, study finds

People have differing abilities to release and react to insulin depending on ethnicity, according to a new study from researchers at Lund University in Sweden, Stanford University and Kitasato University.

Jun 27, 2013
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What is the best way to measure obesity?

(Medical Xpress)—Weight divided by height squared. The simple formula known as body mass index, or BMI, is used every day by doctors, researchers and others to determine who among us is obese, and therefore ...

Jan 07, 2013
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Study ties early menopause to heart attack, stroke

Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in ...

Sep 28, 2012
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