Navigation Links
Body Mass Index: Do You Know Yours?

Add this number to your need-to-know file: your body mass index.//

Just like your blood pressure reading or cholesterol level, your body mass index (BMI) has an impact on your risk of many health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. With a lower BMI, you typically have lower blood pressure readings and lower levels of blood sugar and cholesterol.

Mayo Clinic’s Warren Thompson, M.D., answers questions about BMI in the February issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource.

What is it? Body mass index is the most common measure used for defining obesity. You can calculate it by dividing your weight in pounds by height in inches squared and then multiplying this answer by 703. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered the healthiest. People with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. BMI numbers over 30 indicate obesity.

What about other measures? Both waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio provide a measure of central obesity. People who have more weight in the abdomen and waist -- central obesity -- seem to have higher risk of obesity-related health problems than those whose weight is concentrated in the buttocks and thighs. Women whose waist-circumference measurement is 35 inches or more may be at greater risk of health problems than are those who have smaller waists.

BMI and these other measures are useful because they provide information that’s independent of each other. With a normal BMI, you could still be at increased risk if you had a high waist-circumference measurement. The highest risk is for people with both a high BMI and high waist circumference.

Why should women discuss BMI and other measurements with their doctor? Weight loss can be a touchy subject because some people tend to feel guilty and ashamed about their weight. Objective measures are a starting point for a discussion on weight loss and health goals -- with a focus on looking fo
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Chicken Pox Hospitalizations Are Becoming Less
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Body Mass Index You Know Yours

(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... 2015 Annual Conference , the premiere continuing education and networking event ... at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Speakers include the leading rheumatology experts in ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... ... rhinoplasty surgeon and Symposium Chairman, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich , has ... from March 4th - 6th, the 2016 (a previous announcement had stated the dates ... take participants from the basic training and fundamentals of nasal surgery through the most ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national chief nursing officer ... top-ranked executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... , ... Smoothies are all the rage right now and all you need ... Aurora Natural is proud to introduce a new line of all natural products that ... and minerals! , Aurora is offering a variety of blends and stand-alone items to ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... said First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... the new facility medical director of our Sienna Plantation facility,” said Executive Medical Director ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RNS Announces Sessions and Speaker Lineup for the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rheumatology Nurses Society 2Health News:RNS Announces Sessions and Speaker Lineup for the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rheumatology Nurses Society 3Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 2Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 3Health News:Jane Phillips Medical Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Nursing Officer 2Health News:Jane Phillips Medical Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Nursing Officer 3Health News:Aurora Product, Inc. Announces An Original New Line: Smoothie Fixins’ 2Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 2Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 3
... of LDL-cholesterol by almost ten per cent, says a ... this could offer the possibility of formulating an additional ... to be seen since the reductions were not as ... the ingredients. ,High cholesterol levels, hypercholesterolaemia, ...
... are calling on the Federal Government to fund a new ... ,Rotavirus puts 10,000 Australian children in hospital each year, ... at doctors' surgeries with symptoms of acute diarrhoea and vomiting. ... aged six to 32 weeks, is only available by private ...
... Champaign-Urbana have found that people employed in chimpanzee-focused research ... exchanging gastrointestinal bacteria – specifically Escherichia coli – with ... strains migrating to chimps are resistant to antibiotics used ... found bacterial exchanges between humans and non-human primates – ...
... the Journal of Clinical Oncology reveals there may be ... patients// with recurrent prostate cancer. ,This something ... scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles say ... cancer patients with no previous chemotherapy treatment. ...
... health units is well below the real number of infections, ... in Maputo, at the opening of a national meeting on ... detect about 50 per cent of people suffering from tuberculosis". ... were notified, which was an increase of five per cent ...
... chances of colorectal cancers getting missed out in patients ... than a gastroenterologist// or a surgeon. This was disclosed ... Canadian researchers. ,This study was conducted on ... Western Ontario along with her team. According to this ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Combined Ingredients may Cut Cholesterol Levels 2Health News:Combined Ingredients may Cut Cholesterol Levels 3Health News:Call for Rotavirus Vaccine Funding 2Health News:E. Coli Bacteria Migrating Between Humans, Chimps 2Health News:E. Coli Bacteria Migrating Between Humans, Chimps 3Health News:Mozambique: Half of Tuberculosis Cases Go Undiagnosed 2Health News:Mozambique: Half of Tuberculosis Cases Go Undiagnosed 3
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n7kzjb/vitamin_d_market ) has ... Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - Global Trends & ... This market is projected to reach about $2.5 Million by ... and rising opportunities in countries such as India ... , and Brazil . In 2013, ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... --  EVO Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa prides ... in Lakeway, Texas and will ... Duality laser. The medical spa is focused on helping ... laser procedures. Their addition of the Astanza Duality will ... their tattoo regret. "The large number of ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... HILL, Conn. , July 2, 2015 ... Chief Executive Officer announced that Tamas Feitel ... Feitel joins Numotion after a highly successful 18 ... finance leadership roles driving strategy, profitability, and productivity to ... His most recent position was Chief Financial Officer for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020: Increasing Recommendation By Doctors & Associations 2Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020: Increasing Recommendation By Doctors & Associations 3EVO Offers Advanced Laser Tattoo Removal With Astanza Duality In Lakeway, TX 2Numotion Names Tamas Feitel Chief Financial Officer 2
... has collaborated with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) ... ( NCCN Guidelines ™) into Elekta,s MOSAIQ® Oncology Information ... NCCN,s evidence-based clinical content directly from within the MOSAIQ ... Guidelines are widely recognized as the standard ...
... 8, 2011 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ... Product Development of BioMarin, will present a company update at ... June 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. CT.   ... conference call via the investor section of the BioMarin website, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines Available in Elekta's MOSAIQ EMR 2BioMarin to Present at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: