News tagged with body mass
A regular exercise routine can make you fitter than ever – mentally fit.
Health Oct 29, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (12) | 6 |
In a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, researchers have quantified how many years of life are gained by being physically active at different ...
Health Nov 06, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (12) | 0 |
Having too much body fat makes arteries become stiff after middle age, a new study has revealed.
Cardiology May 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Every teacher knows elementary students have energy to burn, but given the increased focus on meeting specific test scores and the challenges of the school day it's not easy to fit in enough time for physical ...
Health Mar 18, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Metformin therapy has a beneficial treatment effect over placebo in improving body mass index (BMI) and fasting glucose levels in obese children, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's ...
Diabetes Dec 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A simple screening test of musculo-skeletal fitness has proved remarkably predictive of all-cause mortality in a study of more than 2000 middle-aged and older men and women. The study, performed in Brazil by Dr Claudio Gil ...
Cardiology Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new study looking at sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and markers for Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and neuroimaging adds to the growing body of research linking the two.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new study suggests that your level of sleepiness or alertness during the day may be related to the type of food that you eat.
Health May 07, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—In January, when the Journal of the American Medical Association published a meta-analysis of 100 studies that probed the relationship between body mass index and mortality—studies that found slightl ...
Overweight and Obesity Feb 25, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(HealthDay)—Being both neurotic and conscientious may be good for your health.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...
Neuroscience Nov 26, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at King's College London have identified several cardiovascular risk factors, including smoking and high blood pressure, which may be associated with the accelerated decline ...
Health Nov 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3 |
A new study suggests that the common diabetes medication metformin may be considered for use in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer ...
Cancer Dec 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Aerobic training is the best mode of exercise for burning fat, according to Duke researchers who compared aerobic training, resistance training, and a combination of the two.
Health Dec 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Much has been made about who or what is to blame for the "obesity epidemic" and what can or should be done to stem the tide of rising body mass among the U.S. population.
Overweight and Obesity Dec 20, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Although many people prefer the less-ambiguous term body mass, the term body weight is overwhelmingly used in daily English speech and in biological and medical science contexts to describe the mass of an organism's body. Body weight is measured in kilograms throughout the world, although in some countries people more often measure and describe body weight in pounds (e.g. United States and sometimes Canada) or stones and pounds (e.g. United Kingdom) and thus may not be well acquainted with measurement in kilograms. Most hospitals in the United States now use kilograms for calculations, but use kilograms and pounds together for other purposes. (1 kg is approximately 2.2 lb; 1 stone (14 lb) is approximately 6.4 kg.)
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