News tagged with waist circumference

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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Long commutes may be hazardous to health

As populations move even further away from urban centers, more people spend longer hours behind the wheel on their way to and from work. While sedentary behavior is known to have adverse effects on cardiovascular and metabolic ...

May 08, 2012
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Sleepiness in children linked to obesity, asthma

(Medical Xpress) -- Obese, asthmatic, anxious or depressed children are more likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness, or EDS, according to Penn State College of Medicine sleep researchers.

May 16, 2011
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