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Overweight Preschoolers Raise Their Heart Disease Risk

... was not available. "Overall, as waist circumference and body-mass index increases, HDL cholesterol ... gender and race. Elevated BMI and waist circumference significantly predicted higher C-reactive protein ... black and Hispanic boys. High BMI and waist circumference predicted lower HDL cholesterol in Hispanic boys ...

Love handles put the squeeze on lungs

... a new study has found that a high waist circumference is strongly associated with decreased lung ... expiratory volume) with respect to BMI, waist circumference and other measures of metabolic health. The ... Abdominal obesity was defined as having a waist circumference of greater than 35 inches for women and 40 inches ...

Excess Weight Ups Risk of Death, No Matter Where It Collects

... -- pear-shaped. "We found that a large waist circumference is related to a higher risk of death even for ... fat, they found that men with the largest waist circumference had more than double the risk of death, and women with the largest waist circumference increased their risk of death by 78 percent. ...

Abdominal Fat Tied to High Risk for Coronary Trouble

... disease for every 6.4 centimeter increase in hip circumference in men and for every 9.2 centimeter hip circumference increase in women. "People whose abdominal ... start looking beyond weight, height, simple waist circumference and BMI to assess heart disease. A simple ...

Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index

... rather than alternative measures such as waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio, said Dr. de Lemos. The ... artery calcium was strongly associated with waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio in addition to high BMI. Hip circumference alone, however, was not a strong indicator for ...

Many Overweight Kids Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep

... breathing tended to have a larger body-mass index and a higher waist circumference relative to their peers. Unlike in adults, a large neck circumference was not a predictor of sleep-disordered breathing in children, the study ...

Weight-Loss Surgery Simplified

... average of 34.4 percent of excess weight lost) and a reduction of waist circumference from 48 to 42.2 inches. Six months after the procedure, the other 12 ... (an average of 30.4 percent excess weight loss) and a reduction in waist circumference from 46.3 to 41.6 inches. The findings were to be presented Monday at ...

Study in pregnant women suggests probiotics may help ward off obesity

... At the end of the study they weighed them again and measured their waist circumference and skin fold thickness. The results were adjusted for weight at the start ... obesity - defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more or a waist circumference over 80 centimetres - was found in 25% of the women who had been given the ...

Patients with mild to moderate OSA may benefit from exercise

... sleep scores. Additionally, while there were no changes in abdominal circumference in either group, neck circumference decreased significantly in the treatment group with no concomitant changes ...

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... celebrities, VIPs and media to complimentary VelaShape cellulite and circumference reduction treatments. VelaShape uses externally-applied energy to lessen the appearance of cellulite and measurably reduce the circumference of the arms, thighs, love handles, abdomen or other designated treatment ...

'AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour' to Provide Free Health Screenings and Services

... cholesterol levels, blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels, waist circumference and body mass index -- will help provide adults with a critical foundation ... mass index 65.9% had low bone density 60.5% had a waist circumference outside of the normal range 38.0% had high cholesterol levels ...

Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life

... that where weight is centered is a risk factor. Men with the largest waist circumference had more than double the risk of death, and women with the largest waist circumference increased their risk of death by 78 percent. More information For ...

Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

... than 120,000 people. It was already known that abdominal obesity (waist circumference greater than 35 inches for women and greater than 40 inches for men) was ... added. "I believe there is now enough evidence to recommend that waist circumference always be measured before spirometry [lung function] tests. Abdominal ...

Shionogi Announces Positive Top-Line Efficacy Results from Year-Long Studies of Velneperit, a Novel NPY Y5 Receptor Antagonist Being Investigated for the Treatment of Obesity

... differences with respect to secondary parameters such as decreased waist circumference and improved serum lipid profile. In terms of safety, velneperit was well ... differences with respect to secondary endpoints such as decreased waist circumference and improved serum lipid profile. In terms of the safety findings, ...

UltraShape(R) Commences Pivotal Study for First Non-Invasive Fat Reduction and Body Contouring Device Using Non-Thermal Selective Focused Ultrasound

... Teitelbaum, et al. The study demonstrated measurable and durable body circumference and fat thickness reduction after only a single UltraShape treatment. ... fat thickness of 2.28 cm, and as much as 3.94 cm, and a mean reduction in circumference of 3.95 cm, and as much as 10 cm. The study demonstrated definitive, ...

Middle-Aged Women Gaining Weight, Raising Their Stroke Risk

... remained stable, with an incidence of about 1 percent. "In women, waist circumference increased significantly, as did the prevalence of obesity," Towfighi ... or who had hypertension." Women in the later study had an average waist circumference that was 4 centimeters wider than women in the earlier study. Average ...

Good Morning America! Wake Up to Thinner Legs by Wearing Your Caffeine!

... Va., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Now you can reduce cellulite and leg circumference simply by wearing pantyhose laced with caffeine. The much-anticipated ... and independent journalists have shown up to a 2cm reduction in thigh circumference in about 28 days of wear. Also, an elimination of the "orange peel" effect ...

Accelerated head growth can predict autism before behavioral symptoms start

... and behavioral sciences. This abnormal or accelerated rate of head circumference growth is a biological marker for autism. It occurs before the onset of ... the first 18 months of life, but are not reliably done after that. Head circumference is calculated from the brow, or ridge above the eyes, around to the bony ...

Metabolic syndrome affects nearly 1 in 10 US teens

... for adults who have a cluster of risk factors, including increased waist circumference (central adiposity), hypertension (or elevated blood pressure), low HDL ... the study shows that the definition Cook developed in Rochester (a waist circumference at or above the 90th percentile for age and sex; blood pressure at or ...

Ariana First to Offer VelaShape in North America

... to offer Syneron's VelaShape, the only FDA-approved treatment to reduce circumference and minimize cellulite. VelaShape uses elos technology to effectively ... on thighs, buttocks, hips, and the abdomen. VelaShape can reduce thigh circumference by almost an inch. Dr. Michael Belfiore of Ariana said, "VelaShape ...

Young Black, Hispanic Women Tend to Develop 'Love Handles'

... that fat accumulation generally declined in the older age groups. The findings are consistent with others that compared body-mass index and waist circumference among similar age, racial and gender groups. More information The American Diabetes Association has more about type 2 diabetes . ...

Patients with lower urinary tract symptoms more likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome

... or severe symptoms (AUASI 8 or greater). In this analysis MetS was defined as the presence of three or more of the five characteristics of 1) waist circumference greater than 102 cm; 2) systolic blood pressure 130 mm Hg or greater or diastolic blood pressure 85 mm Hg or greater, or antihypertensive medication ...

America's Future Health Rankings Get Boost With Cenegenics' Online Proactive Health Monitoring System

... to workout programs Personal exercise program report, including frequency, intensity and duration Complete tracking, including weight, circumference measurements, blood pressure and resting heart rate Nutraceutical dosing/supplement information and reminders Sleep tracking "The ...

Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

... about the total mass of the body. It can't tell you which part is fat and which is lean, and it can't tell you where the fat is located." Waist circumference can be a good measure of obesity risk, Lewis said, with fat around the middle being the worst. "Studies show that a person with an apple shape has a ...

Feeding Feelings: Survey Reveals Americans Are Turning to Junk Food When Stressed

... living in the United States (2)Murakami et al, "Hardness (difficulty of chewing) of the habitual diet in relation to body mass index and waist circumference in free-living Japanese women aged 18-22," Am J Clin Nutr 2007; 86:206-13 (3)Cassady BA, Hollis JH, Fulford AD, et al. Mastication of ...

Special K(R) Brand Shakes Things Up with New Weight-Management Protein Shake

... (TM) With the Special K Challenge (TM) , women can get ready for bathing suit season and lose up to six pounds -- or one inch in waist circumference -- in two weeks(2). The introduction of Special K (TM) Protein Shakes gives women even more options to shake up their weight-management goals ...

Sporadic play activity as beneficial to child health as continuous bouts of exercise, study suggests

... of healthy physical activity levels in childhood. Since the frequency of activity bouts accumulated per day was more strongly associated with waist circumference and microvascular health than the intensity or the duration of activity bouts, simply encouraging children to break up sedentary time with bursts of ...

Extra support helps obese women cycle to and from work

... at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm and lasted 18 months. It involved 120 obese and unfit women between the ages of 30 and 60 with a waist circumference of at least 88 centimetres (34.6 inches). The subjects were randomly assigned to two groups, a control group that focused on walking and an ...

Brain Anatomy Could Point to Autism

... increased bilateral amygdala volume with alterations in functioning occurs early in autistic children and may be contributory to the enlarged head circumference found in a subset of children with autism," he said. Enlargement of the amygdala may also "contribute to the difficulties in interpreting ...

Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk

... percent of new cases of diabetes. People who had those four low-risk lifestyle habits -- and also weren't overweight or didn't have a large waist circumference -- were 89 percent less likely to develop diabetes. The study is published in the April 27 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine . "These ...

Haledyne Debuts Air Sanitizing Technology for Healthier Home

... for further decreasing SIDS risk in infants in adverse sleep environments. Healthy Fan safely utilizes UV-C by controlling it to extend in a set circumference and within only 3 inches of the ceiling plane. A user is never directly able to view, or be in contact with, the UV-C emitter bulb, which is always ...

Raisin and Dried Fruit Consumption Associated With Reduced Abdominal Obesity

... a decreased likelihood of abdominal obesity. The analysis examined the association between dried fruit consumption and body weight and waist circumference in adults 19 years old and older, using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999 to 2004. For the purposes of ...

Newer Antipsychotics May Boost Weight in Alzheimer's Patients

... and quetiapine, were both associated with significant weight gain. In addition, patients who took olanzapine experienced increases in waist circumference and declines in HDL cholesterol. The longer patients took the drugs, the more likely they were to experience significant weight gain. However, ...

Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk

... 11 percent were obese, while 46 percent of the men were overweight and 10 percent were obese. A gender difference emerged from the study of waist circumference in men and women. In women, BMI was associated with heart failure risk only among those who were fattest at the waist. In men, each one-point ...

Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk

... index of 30 or higher. "There was a negligibly small risk" of gum disease among those who were overweight but not obese, she said. Waist circumference was linked to a higher risk of gum disease, too. Men with a waist of 40 inches or more -- considered a risk for heart disease -- had a 19 percent ...

Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk

... heart trouble, such as cholesterol levels and diabetes, said a report using data on 3,320 offspring of the study's original participants. "Neck circumference was associated with cardiometabolic risk factors, even after adjustment for visceral adipose tissue," the researchers wrote in the report, which was ...

Lumenis(R) UltraPulse CO2 Laser to be Featured on National Television with Live Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) Procedure

... is a safe, easy and effective solution." About PPP Pearly penile papules are small dome-shaped bumps that sometimes appear around the circumference of the penis. These bumps, or papules, are commonly skin-colored. Pearly penile papules, technically called hirsuties papillaris genitalis, are not ...

Lumenis(R) UltraPulse CO2 Laser to be Featured on National Television with Live Pearly Penile Papule (PPP) Procedure

... is a safe, easy and effective solution." About PPP Pearly penile papules are small dome-shaped bumps that sometimes appear around the circumference of the penis. These bumps, or papules, are commonly skin-colored. Pearly penile papules, technically called hirsuties papillaris genitalis, are not ...

Fast-food density and neighborhood walkability affect residents' weight and waist size

... Li, Ph.D., and colleagues show that a high-density of fast food outlets was associated with an increase of 3 pounds in weight and .8 inches in waist circumference among neighborhood residents who frequently ate at those restaurants. In contrast, high-walkability neighborhoods were associated with a decrease of ...

UIC receives $3 million to study prostate cancer risk factors

... with surgery. Body fat will be quantified at the time of diagnosis and one year after surgery using standard body-size measurements such as waist circumference and body mass index, and body composition measurements using X-rays to measure the relative amounts of bone, body water, and body fat. Data will ...
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