News tagged with body mass

Sex is important to many midlife women

(HealthDay)—The mechanics of sex may become a bit more difficult after menopause, a new study finds. But most women will continue to be sexually active as long as they feel sex is important.

Feb 10, 2014
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BMI thresholds predict metabolic syndrome in teens

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FITNESSGRAM (FGram) body mass index (BMI) thresholds are predictive of metabolic syndrome in U.S. adolescents, according to a study published ...

Jan 29, 2014
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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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