Navigation Links
Underweight and Extremely Obese Die Earlier Than People of Normal Weight, Study Finds
Date:6/23/2009

levels in check," said Keith Bachman MD, a weight management specialist with Kaiser Permanente's Care Management Institute.

The study examined the relationship between body mass index and death among 11,326 adults in Canada over a 12-year period. (BMI uses height and weight to estimate body fat.) Researchers found that underweight people had the highest risk of dying, and the extremely obese had the second highest risk. Overweight people had a lower risk of dying than those of normal weight.

This is the first large Canadian study to show that people who are overweight may actually live longer than those of normal weight. An earlier study, conducted in the United States and published in 2005 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed similar results.

For this study, researchers used data from the National Population Health Survey conducted by Statistics Canada every two years. During the study period, from 1994/1995 through 2006/2007, underweight people were 70 percent more likely than people of normal weight to die, and extremely obese people were 36 percent more likely to die. But overweight individuals were 17 percent less likely to die. The relative risk for obese people was nearly the same as for people of normal weight. The authors controlled for factors such as age, sex, physical activity, and smoking.

The study was funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. Authors include: Heather Orpana, PhD, Statistics Canada; JM Berthelot, Canadian Institute for Health Information and McGill University; Mark Kaplan, DrPH, Portland State University; David Feeny, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research; Bentson H. McFarland, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University and Nancy Ross, PhD, McGill University.

'/>"/>
SOURCE Kaiser Permanente
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Newborns of South Asian and East Asian descent misclassified as underweight at birth: Study
2. Do Underweight Newborns Make for Shy Adults?
3. New IOF Report Shows Smoking, Alcohol, Being Underweight and Poor Nutrition Harm Our Bones
4. A $25 Sleeping Bag Incubator to Join More Than 40 Innovations at Extremely Affordable Health Innovations News Conference and Exhibit at 6th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 15, 2009
5. A Clinically Proven, Extremely Effective and Safe Product for Joints Now Available
6. Extremely affordable health innovations at World Health Care Congress, April 14-16, Washington
7. An Incubator or Cataract Surgery for $25? Heart Bypass Surgery for $2,000? See How it Works at Extremely Affordable Health Innovations at The World Health Care Congress, April 14-16, Washington, DC
8. Masimo Launches First Non-adhesive Pulse Oximetry Sensor Designed For Extremely Low Birth Weight Babies
9. Risk of colorectal cancer extremely low 5 years after a normal colonoscopy screening
10. Study finds 21st birthday binge drinking extremely common; can pose serious health hazards
11. Factors affecting survival, disability of extremely premature infants identified
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... "Mississippi baby" an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was ... HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine ... than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence ... involved in the case. , "Certainly, this is ... medical staff involved in the child,s care, and the HIV/AIDS ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... For those students looking to bump up their grade ... spending more time in a library or study hall, ... research shows that students who were members of the ... their freshman and sophomore years had higher GPAs than ... that students with memberships stayed in school longer. An ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... of medical imaging far outweigh the risks when children ... The Right Radiation Dose. However, overuse and misuse of ... leading a collaborative effort to ensure a national protocol ... the Journal of Patient Safety , calls for ... Intersociety Accreditation Commission, and the Centers for Medicare & ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Many studies have shown that more severe illness and ... a secondary respiratory infection after developing influenza. Now, however, ... has determined that if you reverse the order of ... pneumococcus) may actually protect against a bad case of ... bacterial protein pneumolysin, which is described as a bacterial ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... the human brain operates much the same whether active ... a better understanding of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other ... million Americans. , In newly published research in the ... at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, determined ... rest is basically the same as that of a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 2Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 3Health News:Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym 2Health News:Mayo Clinic calls for standardization of safe imaging protocols for children 2Health News:Bacterial colonization prior to catching the flu may protect against severe illness 2Health News:Working to loosen the grip of severe mental illness 2
... such as high blood sugar and insulin, and low ... predict whether a woman will develop diabetes during a ... the current issue of the American Journal of ... of all women before pregnancy, particularly overweight women, could ...
... at Chicago are the first to use brain imaging ... function in children with pediatric bipolar disorder or attention ... the October issue of the Journal of the ... PBD and ADHD are very severe developmental disorders that ...
... has been the subject of many studies since its ... unclear picture of XMRV,s role in human disease. In ... of The Journal of Infectious Diseases , now ... XMRV and prostate cancer but not other links involving ...
... Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the Society for Pediatric ... American Guidelines for Radiopharmaceutical Doses for Children. These ... by standardizing doses (based on body weight) for ... The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women ... breast cancer, even if a close relative has had the ... activity, maintaining a healthy weight and drinking alcohol in moderation, ... help protect against breast cancer in postmenopausal women, the researchers ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- ... drugs such as Aredia or Zometa to reduce or delay ... the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation and for a ... of the heart beat chaotically, causing blood to pool and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Metabolic status before pregnancy predicts subsequent gestational diabetes 2Health News:Brain imaging identifies differences in childhood bipolar disorder, ADHD 2Health News:New studies examine links between XMRV and human disease 2Health News:New studies examine links between XMRV and human disease 3Health News:SNM and Image GentlyTM launch initiative to standardize radiation dose in pediatric nuclear medicine 2Health News:SNM and Image GentlyTM launch initiative to standardize radiation dose in pediatric nuclear medicine 3Health News:Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds 3Health News:Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk 2Health News:Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... R.I. , July 10, 2014 CVS Caremark ... board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 ... dividend is payable on August 1, 2014, to holders of ... CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people ... pharmacy company in the United States . ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6k27gw/dental ) has announced the addition of ... Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Dental consumables ... to treat dental impairments, for tooth restoration and in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), ... AMGN ) announced today that they have launched ... new therapeutic targets and develop novel therapies for ... affects millions worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen collaboration brings together ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4
... NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 InstaCare Corp. ... prescription and non-prescription diagnostics, home testing products for ... direct to patient diabetes programs, and a leading ... technologies, today announced that the company,s Board of ...
... 2011 At the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, ... that based on a preliminary review of 2010 results, it ... more than $3.5 billion compared to 2009. Adjusted cash earnings ... the midpoint of the company,s latest forecast of $3.37 to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:InstaCare Corp. Announces 2011 Genstrip Guidance Report Penned by William Walling, CFA 2Watson Announces Preliminary Financial Performance for FY 2010 2Watson Announces Preliminary Financial Performance for FY 2010 3Watson Announces Preliminary Financial Performance for FY 2010 4
Storage temperature: 2 - 8C, linearity: 0 - 25 mg/dL, expected value: male: 3.5 - 7.0 mg/dL and female: 2.5 - 6.0 mg/dL. Available with calibrator and number of test 500....
Storage temperature: 15 - 30C, linearity: 0 - 20 mg/dL, expected value: male: 3.0 - 7.0 mg/dL and female: 2.2 - 6.2 mg/dL. Available with calibrator and number of tests 125....
The assay kit is for determination of uric acid in serum or urine. Wavelength: 600 nm. Linear range: up to 80 mg/dL....
Intended for the quantitative determination of uric acid in serum or plasma. Reaction: endpoint. Wavelength: 520 nm. Linearity: 20 mg/dL (1190 mol/L). Single vial, dry powder reagent....
Medicine Products: