News tagged with mass index

FTO linked to BMI, BMI-for-age Z score in children

(HealthDay)—For children from the Brazilian Amazon, FTO rs9939609 allele is associated with increased body mass index (BMI) and BMI-for-age Z scores, with the effect significantly modified by vitamin D stat ...

Nov 04, 2013
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Rising body mass index increases heart risk

Research at the Australian National University has found increased body mass index (BMI) significantly increases the risk of heart disease – regardless of exercise level, smoking status and whether or not someone has diabetes.

Oct 24, 2013
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