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Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...search team to calculate body weight and body mass index (BMI). These measurements include girth circumference, neck circumference, body length, and height. Each horse was checked for signs of laminitis and blood was drawn to assess glucose and insulin levels as well as other hormones, cytokines, and oxi...

Sugary Diet can Be Helpful in Shedding Off Pounds

...ght women (average age 41 years; average body mass index [BMI] 32 kg/m2) were given advice on either diet, physical activity or both. A fourth group acting as the 'control' received no advice. Measures of body fat and markers of heart disease risk (such as waist circumference and cholesterol levels) wer...

A Spoonful of Sugar can Melt Away the Pounds

...ght women (average age 41 years; average body mass index [BMI] 32 kg/m2) were given advice on either diet, physical activity or both. A fourth group acting as the 'control' received no advice. Measures of body fat and markers of heart disease risk (such as waist circumference and cholesterol levels) wer...

U.S Shows Increased Obesity Rate

...fined adult overweight and obesity using body mass index cutoffs of 25 and 30, respectively. Children at risk for overweight and overweight were classified as being in the 85th and 95th percentiles of body mass index, respectively. The key findings include: 66% of U.S. adults were overweight or obese in ...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...inforce the earlier study linking dietary glycemic index with the risk of developing AMD. "Men and women who consumed diets with a higher glycemic index than average for their gender and age-group were at greater risk of developing advanced AMD," corres...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

...nd women who consumed diets with a higher glycemic index than average for their gender and age-group were a...se individuals had consumed a diet with a glycemic index below the average for their age and gender," notes Taylor. AMD typically occurs after middle age, ...

Miraculous Recovery for Australian Child Whose Throat was Speared

...inal infection and eye problems. "I could put my index finger in the wound right through to the knuckle," pediatric surgeon Vincent Varjavandi said last week. "It ran up towards his brain but just fell short. It went between everything: his windpipe, his oesophagus Cutting any of those could have prov...

No Progress in France on 'skinny Model' Charter

...y image, rather than setting rules about body mass index (BMI). Concern over teenage anorexia and over-thin models mounted following the deaths of two South American models last year. In France, agencies require a government-registered licence and must request special authorisation for models aged unde...

Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

...ted marked improvements in the apnea-plus-hypopnea index (AHI) primarily in patients with hypopneas rather than obstructive apneas, TNI lowered the AHI in all subjects, the researchers wrote. These findings suggest that TNI may be a more viable treatment option for patients with hypopnea and sleep apnea. ...

Flavonoids In Orange Juice Make It A Healthy Drink, Despite The Sugar

...nd 40, who were of normal weight, with a body mass index of20-25 kg/m2. Participants were assigned randomly and evenly into fourgroups, who would drink the equivalent of 300 calories-worth ofglucose, fructose, orange juice or saccharin-sweetened water. Fasting blood samples were taken before the test and...

Apples and Lentils Could Help You to Shed Off Those Extra Pounds!

...e sugars rapidly are said to have a high glycaemic index - those that release it slowly have a low glycaemi...ed at the effects of eating high and low glycaemic index foods. They found six randomised controlled trials that involved a total of 202 participants from...

Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...objects such as coins can be picked up between the index finger and thumb, while other grips allow turning a key in a lock, holding a plate and handing over a business card. So flexible are the fingers that they can open the ring-pull of a soft drink can. Best of all, the wearer doesn't have to do the w...

Longer Term Breast-feeding Reduces the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women

...as those alive and free from diagnosed RA when the index individual was diagnosed with RA. The median age of the onset of RA in the sample population was 63.3 years, with an average length of 5.5 years between enrolment in the study and onset of RA....

Autism Could Be Related to Higher Level of Growth Hormones

...n average, weighed more and had a higher body mass index than the other boys, although there was no difference in height between the two groups of boys. No one knows what causes autism, a complex developmental disorder that includes problems with social interaction and communication. Symptoms range fro...

Consume Less, Experts Advise as Malthusian Nightmare Returns to Haunt West

...are up 20 per cent on last year and the food price index in India was up by 11 per cent year on year. In Mexico there have been riots in response to a 60 per cent rise in the cost of tortillas. So far Britain has been insulated from the early effects of these price rises by the competitive nature of the ...

More Fat Leads to Less Coronary Artery Calcification

...th the skin and in the abdominal region, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. Although investigators noted a positive association for all measures of fatness and having any coronary artery calcification, in the two-thirds of patients who had calcification, the relationship reversed so that people...

Obesity Linked to Lower Tuberculosis Risk in Older Chinese Population

...ong Kong. The researchers measured the body mass index (BMI) of each patient at the beginning of the study. People with a BMI of less than 18.5 were grouped as underweight, 18.5 to less than 23 as normal, 23 to less than 25 as at risk (for obesity), 25 to less than 30 as overweight, and 30 or higher as...

Obesity is Related to Lower Tuberculosis Risk

...t in 2000 until December 31, 2005. The body mass index (BMI) of each patient was measured at the beginning of the study. Those with a BMI of less than 18.5 were grouped as underweight, 18.5 to less than 23 as normal, 23 to less than 25 as at risk (for obesity), 25 to less than 30 as overweight, and 30 or...

Bright Bodies Weight Program Lowers Diabetes Risk, BMI in Obese Kids

...ffective at decreasing weight, body fat, body mass index (BMI) in overweight children. A family-based weight management program developed by researchers at Yale School of Medicine was more successful at plummeting weight, body fat, BMI and insulin sensitivity than traditional clinic-based weight counsel...

Experts in Istanbul Seek Nature and Measure of Happiness

...ple are in general more happy than singles but the index drops with the arrival of children, women's liberation has done more for men's happiness than for women's, and the higher the educational level the less likely the individual is to be happy. Apart from their value of snapshots of society, data such...

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