News tagged with body mass index

Better allocation of donated livers in transplants

Researchers at the University of Cordoba (Spain) have developed a system that measures compatibility between donors and the most serious receivers in liver transplants. This is a mathematical method that ...

Jan 20, 2014
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Study dispels 'obesity paradox' idea for diabetics

The "obesity paradox"—the controversial notion that being overweight might actually be healthier for some people with diabetes—seems to be a myth, researchers report. A major study finds there is no survival advantage ...

Jan 15, 2014
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Exploring health benefits of fasting two days a week

(Medical Xpress)—At the time of year when many people have resolved to lose a few pounds, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting volunteers for a study to determine ...

Jan 14, 2014
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Researcher looks at race and bariatric surgery

While weight loss surgery offers one of the best opportunities to improve health and reduce obesity related illnesses, the nearly 100,000 Americans who undergo bariatric surgery each year represent only a small fraction of ...

Jan 06, 2014
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