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Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients

...ses in height, sitting height, knee height and arm circumference than their peers in the comparison group. For example, children in the zinc group grew an average 0.66 cm more in height than did their peers during the study period. Furthermore, among a subgroup of children who were initially identified as short fo...

Heart attack risk starts at 20

...r patients' blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference and pulse at least every two years beginning at age 20. Cholesterol levels and blood-sugar levels should be measured every five years. It had been recommended previously that blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring begin at age 20, but "it's very ...

Breastfed babies grow rapidly

...ere are no differences in weight,// length or head circumference between the two groups by the time they reach the ...ere were no differences in weight, length and head circumference at birth, infants breast-fed exclusively weighed more and grew faster by 1 month, and continued to g...

Lymphedema patients can benefit form exercise

...results indicated that there was no changes in arm circumference or arm volume as a result of the exercise program. They also found that the exercise regimen resulted in slight increase in physical functioning, general health, mental health and vitality....

Bone Marrow Cells Help Heart Attack Patients

...f damage decrease from a 33 percent left ventricle circumference to a 14 percent circumference. The treated group also saw the contraction speed of the heart increase from 1.5 centimeters per second to 3.3 centimeters per second. The fraction of blood pumped out of the heart rose from 55 percent to 65 percent in t...

Being Obese Could Lead To Kidney Stone Formation

...nd weight, weight gain, body mass index, and waist circumference was studied and results showed men who weighed more than 220 pounds had a 44-percent increased risk for the development of kidney stones compared to men who weighed 150 pounds. Younger women (ages 27 to 44) who weighed more than 220 pounds were found...

The Link Between Larger Birth Weight And Cancer Risk

...h weight, placental weight, birth length, and head circumference on 11,166 babies born between 1915 and 1929 and were then followed up for 40 years in their adult life. Twenty-four percent of the participants were diagnosed with cancer between 1960 and 2001. Researchers found larger birth size was associated with...

Drug Keeps The Weight Off

...in a significant decrease in body weight and waist circumference -- a marker of cardiovascularly dangerous visceral fat. It also improved HDL (good) cholesterol, triglycerides, and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in overweight/obese patients. The drug also exhibited similar results at the end of two years ...

Waistline can be a good predictor of diabetes

... mass index of 18 to 60, were related to the waist circumference that measured from 65 to 150cms. Records were taken for height, weight, and waist and hip as was taken from blood samples to determine insulin sensitivity. The results proved that waistline might be taken as a strong marker for insulin sensitivity...

Size Of The Waist In Children Linked To Diabetes

...udies suggest that in adults, measurement of waist circumference (WC), an indicator of intra-abdominal fat, is a be...s index (BMI), a measure of overall obesity. Waist circumference is one component of the metabolic syndrome, a combination of health conditions, including type 2 dia...

Children's Waistlines A Predictor Of Future Heart Disease

...d blood pressure. The analysis showed that waist circumference was an independent indicator of metabolic syndrome...or insulin resistance syndrome in children. Waist circumference serves as a readily available means to estimate abdominal obesity in the office setting. Children wi...

Head Size Risks for Alzheimer's

...d Alzheimer's disease.The researchers measured the circumference of people's heads around the eyebrows and across t...a small head circumference. According to her head circumference probably does not influence the pathology (the underlying biological damage) of Alzheimer's, but is ...

Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure

...regnancies. During each scan, doctors measured the circumference of the head and abdomen and the length of the babi...at 24 weeks of pregnancy. Neither head nor abdomen circumference was linked to later blood pressure. ``We don't know whether a very small change in blood pressure at...

Thinner Women Are More Healthy

...high blood pressure, among others. Increased waist circumference was also correlated with a woman's 10-year chance of having a heart attack or dying of heart disease. Several women who were screened were found to have major risk factors for heart disease they were unaware of. Nearly half of all women with eleva...

A large belly: not a sign of richness but cause of worry!

...// The findings of the study were that abdominal circumference and waist-to- hip ratio were associated with an in...result was that women with a height-adjusted waist circumference of 36 inches or larger were almost twice more likely to have the risk of cholecystectomy compared wi...

South Asians Have Increased Heart Disease Risk in The UK

...isease, If you are an Asian woman and have a waist circumference of more than 80cm or a man with a waist circumference of 90cm you are at greater risk of heart disease and diabetes and should seek advice from a healthca...

Increase in Waist Size Contributes To Increased Risk of Heart Disease

...aid that it is very important to measure the waist circumference and to maintain it thereby preventing various cardiometabolic risks....

Nutrition Increases Chest Circumference among Chinese Women

...ntly in Beijing, China it was found that the chest circumference records are beating all the previous records. When...of Clothing Technology said that the average chest circumference of Chinese women has increased by 1 cm (0.4 inch) to 83.53 cm (32.89 inches). This change was seen o...

Shanghai Women Don their Bras Improperly

...entioned the increase in size of the average chest circumference of Chinese women by nearly 1cm to 83.53cm since the early 1990s. They attributed this phenomenon to better and increased nutrition among the present women as well as increased participation in sports. A similar growth in the average height of chi...

Britain Gets Wonder Drug That Busts Fats

...of them lost over 5 per cent of body weight. Waist circumference showed a reduction of approximately six to seven centimeters. Significant improvements were also noted in glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride blood fats readings. In addition high-density lipoprotein fats or the good cholesterol showed an increas...

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