Cardiology

Waist size may better predict AFib risk in men

Body mass index may be more helpful in predicting the risk of a common type of irregular heartbeat in women, while waist size may better predict that risk in men, new research suggests.

Pediatrics

New obesity weapon: Kids teaching kids

(HealthDay)—When older kids teach younger children about nutrition and the benefits of exercise, the little ones seem to lose weight and gain knowledge about healthy living, Canadian researchers report.

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity at age 66 predicts health at 85, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—Women entering their senior years with a healthy weight and waist size have a significantly better chance of reaching age 85 without chronic disease or mobility impairment, according to a nationwide health ...

Overweight & Obesity

Could a larger waistline be a result of too much TV as a child?

As a youngster, remember your mother warning you that watching too much television would give you square eyes? That might not be true, but a new study, published today in BioMed Central's open access journal International ...

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