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Bad News for Short People

... found that there was an association between adult height and mortality. The researchers found that with Eac...sented about a 2% decrease in mortality. Each 5-cm height increase in men brought an 11% reduction in cardiovascular mortality, a 32% reduction in Chronic Obs...

Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

...e first year of the study, the average increase in height in the children treated with was about 3/8 of an inch less than that of the other children. However, after the first year and throughout the remaining 4 years of the study, the children grew at the identical rate as the other children. "The NHLBI's ...

Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk

...ody mass index(BMI)- their weight in kilos divided height in metres squared. Women with a BMI of between 30 and 35-obese but not grossly obese had a miscarriage rate after fertility treatment of 27%. Those with a BMI of over 35 miscarried in 34% of the cases. This equates approximately to 50% increased ri...

Watch your weight when pregnant

...dy fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesarean section. Women requiring the surgery were an average weight of 191 pounds and had an average BMI of 53, while women who delivered vaginally weighed an average of 182 pounds and had an av...

Eye Saver

...he patients had medium sized tumours (2.5- 10mm in height and within 16mm in diameter) ranging from the size of a small pea to a bean.Half of the patients(657) underwent radiation therapy while the other half(660) had their affected eye removed. Findings show that 82% of the former group and 81% of t...

A height problem

The standard way of predicting the height of children is not as accurate as first thought, says research. Their survey of more than 4,200 children found that while the system worked reasonably well for children whose parents were of average height, when applied to more extreme cases, the sys...

The tall gene

Over 4cm of men's height is due to the combination of just two genes, accor... 15 and one on the Y chromosome as contributors to height in men. These genes may also help explain why men are taller than women.// "If you have the tall ve...

Short stature -a problem

...said, but that could not be due to growth alone as height increased slowly....

Heart disease starts early

... the person's weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared (wt/ht2). Researchers classified those with a BMI of 25 or greater as overweight while those with a BMI of 30 or greater were considered obese. Cholesterol and triglycerides were measured with a total cholesterol blood test, includi...

Cardiac diseases develop early

... the person's weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared (wt/ht2). Researchers classified those with a BMI of 25 or greater as overweight while those with a BMI of 30 or greater were considered obese. Cholesterol and triglycerides were measured with a total cholesterol blood test, includi...

Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients

... greater increases in height, sitting height, knee height and arm circumference than their peers in the comp... 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 ini...

Obese women likey for Cesarean

...dy fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesarean section. Women requiring the surgery were an average weight of 191 pounds and had an average BMI of 53, while women who delivered vaginally weighed an average of 182 pounds and had an av...

New hope for eye cancer

...he patients had medium sized tumours (2.5- 10mm in height and within 16mm in diameter) ranging from the size of a small pea to a bean.Half of the patients(657) underwent radiation therapy while the other half(660) had their affected eye removed. Findings show that 82% of the former group and 81% of t...

Genetic innovation

Over 4cm of men's height is due to the combination of just two genes, accor... 15 and one on the Y chromosome as contributors to height in men. These genes may also help explain why men are taller than women. "If you have the tall vers...

Body mass index guide needs revision

...culated by dividing your mass in kilograms by your height in metres, squared.// Till now a BMI between 20-25 was considered to be the healthy range, while 25 to 30 is overweight, and over 30, obese. Health risks increase with BMI over 25. But a survey of 2,500 aborigines living in remote areas of Australia ...

Stop and think before you eat

...isinhibition and hunger--as well as the weight and height of 640 healthy, non-smoking women aged 50 to 60. Restraint is the ability to consciously restrict food intake in order to maintain weight or lose pounds. Disinhibition is the inclination to overeat when tempting food is available, or to overeat in th...

Methods to have a flat stomach

...// fat in the abdominal area. Or, if you have lost height as you've got older, a rounded stomach might become more apparent. Don't depend on doing hundreds of sit-ups. All round general exercise is better, for it will reduce the level of body fat and this will tend to flatten the stomach. For the abdomina...

Study on obesity and heart failure

...e weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters.) When compared to participants with a normal body mass index, obese individuals had a doubling effect of the risk of heart failure. Given the high prevalence of obesity in the United States, researchers say strategies are needed to promo...

Watch your weight when pregnant

...dy fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesarean section. Women requiring the surgery were an average weight of 191 pounds and had an average BMI of 53, while women who delivered vaginally weighed an average of 182 pounds and had an av...

Short stature -a problem

...said, but that could not be due to growth alone as height increased slowly....

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