Navigation Links
A high BMI may not determine obesity, researchers say

Body mass index (BMI), which is the ratio of height and weight, has been in use to depict the clinical weight of patients. A lower BMI is associated with a lesser weight// and a leaner person as against a high BMI, which is associated with obesity and its allied health risks.

But the BMI has come under scrutiny lately, and other techniques that measure how the weight is distributed on the body are thought to provide a better way to assess risk. Now a study in mice by scientists at The Jackson Laboratory indicates that the usefulness of the BMI is suspect even at the genetic level.

In research published in PLoS Genetics, the investigators from Jackson and the J.L. Pettis VA Medical Center and led by Dr. Gary Churchill of Jackson used a combination of computational, molecular and genetic tools to identify locations on the mouse genome that influence adiposity (amount of body fat), overall body size and bone structure. Applying an analytical technique called "structural equation modeling" to the genetic and physical characteristics of mouse inbred crosses, the scientists went beyond the one-gene, one-trait approach to reveal the networks of effects created by the influence of multiple genes.

"We found that the genetic network affecting adiposity is separate from that affecting overall body size," Churchill says, "providing strong evidence that a high weight is not necessarily directly associated with a high percentage of fat."

At the clinical level, the research suggests that more refined measurements are needed to distinguish individuals with a large body mass from those who are truly obese and consequently at high risk for diabetes, heart disease and other disorders.

Churchill and colleagues at Jackson recently received a 5-year, $15.1 million National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant to form an interdisciplinary Center for Genome Dynamics to study complex biomedical problems. "The most comm
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
2. How to determine allergies?
3. Hormone regimen and how recently used may determine cancer risk
4. Watch out those of you planning for a predetermined Cesarean Section
5. Age of first alcoholic drink determined by tendency to cheat
6. Viscosity of Women cervix determines sex of child
7. HIV Type determines turn-out of the disease.
8. Crucial to regulate your body pH, key determiner for good health
9. Gene determines pain threshold...
10. Genes determine the capacity to fight HIV in early stages
11. Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: high BMI may not determine obesity researchers say

(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... Employee Fiduciary, LLC announces the ... general contact information, website, types of plans administered, years in business, and credentials of ... have at least one plan with Employee Fiduciary. A search can be done by ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... ... the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), according to court documents.* Attorneys handling ... their website, the Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit Center. , GlaxoSmithKline, the global pharmaceutical ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2015 , ... ... Inc ., a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset ... North Carolina inclusive sporting event taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina on ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... Elizabeth Callahan, M.D., ... to be chosen by the manufacturer to offer and perform Kybella™ ... way to treat and eliminate double chin fat,” Dr. Callahan explained. “Previously this ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Nature’s Artisan, a new holistic oral care company, has released ... was founded by Tina Yarandi, who came up with the idea for the product ... was amazed when she learned about the incredible dental benefits of xylitol, but was ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Employee Fiduciary Launches Financial Advisor Directory 2Health News:Zofran Lawsuit News: Zofran Lawsuits Stayed, Awaiting MDL Decision 2Health News:Zofran Lawsuit News: Zofran Lawsuits Stayed, Awaiting MDL Decision 3Health News:Zofran Lawsuit News: Zofran Lawsuits Stayed, Awaiting MDL Decision 4Health News:MetLife Joins World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge North Carolina as Presenting Sponsor 2Health News:MetLife Joins World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge North Carolina as Presenting Sponsor 3Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology is First in Sarasota to Offer Kybella Treatments to Reduce Double Chin Fat 2Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology is First in Sarasota to Offer Kybella Treatments to Reduce Double Chin Fat 3Health News:Discover a New Take on Oral Care with Nature’s Artisan Gourmet Mouthwashes 2
... the worlds of academia, research, government and industry ... state-of-the-art// communications technology can make healthcare accessible and ... field that encompasses a range of health services ... citizen-oriented information provision and virtual healthcare teams. ...
... :The alarming number of NTD's or neural tube defects in ... has recommended that most bread// in Ireland should include folic ... supplements in women. ,This would indeed help offsetting ... low on folic acid, and do not take adequate folic ...
... California in Los Angeles, study the diet patterns in 52 ... found// that the normal people generally ate more fruits and ... was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association ... low dietary fibre and fruit intake, plays a role in ...
... related to drinking have more than doubled in Britain in just ... by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed has revealed that ... 2004. The statistics also showed that the alcohol related deaths were ... increasing in recent years. ,It was explained that in ...
... farmworker families in North Carolina and Virginia found evidence ... researchers to call for pesticide safety training for workers’ ... researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine report ... of pesticide exposure than had been found in similar ...
... and has put the draft regulation out for consultation//. ... wanted to know about the people's views ahead of the ... it would be nice if the smoking ban extended to ... the plan would be expensive and is very complicated. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Delhi to Host E-health Global Meet Next Month 2Health News:Better Weight Management Can be Achieved By Increased Intake Of Fibre & Fruits 2Health News:Research Documents Children’s Exposure to Pesticide 2
(Date:7/29/2015)... 29, 2015  Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... care products and services to office-based dental, animal ... quarter financial results. Net sales for ... billion, an increase of 0.5% compared with the ... growth in local currencies and a 7.0% decline ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... July 29, 2015  Efforts to improve working capital ... pharmaceutical firms in North America ... that an effective working capital management will ease the ... cliffs. Big pharma companies expect to invest in optimizing ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150724/241957LOGO Analysis from ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... , July 28, 2015 Codman Neuro*, part ... introduced a new platform of embolic coils for the ... system designed to improve microcatheter stability and provide an ... was made here at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery ... family of framing, filling and finishing coils used during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 2Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 3Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 4Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 5Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 6Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 7Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 8Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 9Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 10Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 11Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 12Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 13Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 14Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 15Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 16Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 17Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 18Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 19Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 20Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 21Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 22Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 23Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 24Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results 25Working Capital Management Seizes Priority in North American and European Pharma Industry 2Working Capital Management Seizes Priority in North American and European Pharma Industry 3Working Capital Management Seizes Priority in North American and European Pharma Industry 4Codman Neuro Launches Family Of Coils For Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms 2Codman Neuro Launches Family Of Coils For Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms 3Codman Neuro Launches Family Of Coils For Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms 4
ELISA for Anti-Proteinase 3 PR3 (cANCA)....
... The DYONICS POWERMAX Shaver Handpiece has ... than the standard Smith & Nephew handpiece ... for easier handling and reduced hand fatigue. ... as the suction lever are all co-located ...
The Linvatec 3mm and 5mm Universal Light Guides are autoclavable. They offer flexibility, superior light transmission, and universal fittings in a lightweight package....
... brought arthroscopic shaver systems to a new ... of the Powershaver SL. Just the latest ... leader in surgical endoscopy, the Powershaver SL ... highly specialized field of arthroscopic surgery. ,Whether ...
Medicine Products: