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Physical activity, healthy eating and BMI not linked in older teens: study

This release is also available in French . Contrary to what many researchers expect, physically active older teens dont necessarily eat a healthier diet than their less-active contemporaries. And there appeared to be no link between body mass index (BMI) values and levels of physical ac...

Anthem Blue Cross Tackles Childhood Obesity in California Through Free BMI Workshops for Pediatric and Family Medicine Health Care Providers

Anthem Blue Cross has invested over $7 million to date in its childhood obesity initiative WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of national Public Health Week, Anthem Blue Cross, in collaboration with the California Child Health Disabil...

CVS Caremark Health Management Programs Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients Better Manage Weight Issues and Improve BMI

Review finds more than half of MS patients are overweight or obese WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ) today said it is working to help Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients manage their weight after reviewing data that found more than half of individuals with M...

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

A new study has found that weight management program cuts diabetes risk and is more effective 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 pl...

Stroke Patients With High BMI Less Likely to Be Discharged After Hospitalization

Individuals with a higher body mass index (BMI) tend are less likely to be discharged directly home after hospitalization for an ischemic stroke// , according to a report. An ischemic stroke occurs when the flow of blood to a part of the brain is blocked or reduced and sufficient amounts of o...

High BMI Tied to Poor Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged Adults

Middle-aged adults with a high body mass index (BMI) received lower scores on cognitive tests than middle-aged adults with low BMI, according to a study published in the// October 10, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study investigated...

Increased BMI in Men Linked to Infertility

Men with increased body mass index (BMI) were significantly more likely to be infertile than normal-weight men, according to research conducted at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences// (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health. “The data suggest that a 20-pound inc...

A high BMI may not determine obesity, researchers say

Body mass index (BMI), which is the ratio of height and weight, has been in use to depict the clinical weight of patients. A lower BMI is associated with a lesser weight// and a leaner person as against a high BMI, which is associated with obesity and its allied health risks. But the BMI ha...

Increased Monitoring By Parents May Result In Lower BMI In Children

Excess weight in childhood is associated with many adverse health consequences. The rapid rise in childhood overweight in a stable genetic population emphasizes the importance of environmental factors on this issue//. Family influences, particularly parental influences, make up one environmental...

Pot Belly Is A Better Risk Predictor Of Heart Attack Than BMI

Abdominal obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. A potbelly indicates that the risk of a heart attack// is more even if the rest of the body is skinny as a beanpole. This new study suggests that the key predictor of risk is the relationship of waist size to the hips, an el...

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Men Related To BMI

Researchers at the Injury Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee found that men with the highest body mass index (BMI) and those with the lowest BMI are at greatest risk of death from crashes. // Obesity and being slim increases male drivers risk of dying in a car cra...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

... retrieve tailored product information for general merchandise, HBA, OTC and Rx products. Biometric testing includes blood pressure, weight, body fat, bmi and blood oxygen, along with glucose meter and pedometer upload capability. IR (infrared) and USB ports are standard for uploading data from various o...

Tennessee's New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery Launches Comprehensive Website Reaching out to Sufferers of Morbid Obesity

...eight loss procedures such as adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass in Knoxville, Tennessee , the new website is also equipped with an online bmi calculator for patients to compute their own body mass index, which determines part of the qualifications for weight loss surgery. The new website...

Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Safer Than Thought

...ks. In general, that's the case for someone with a bmi [body-mass index] of 35 and weight-related health ...diabetes or high blood pressure, or someone with a bmi of 40 or more," said Robinson, who added that as the risks of the surgery keep dropping, those bmi numbers may get even lower in the future. The ...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Holds Metabolic Surgery Scientific Forum Featuring Research By Top Scientists

...ogy of type 2 diabetes. He raised the question if bmi alone in Type 2 diabetes patients should not be a ...minant for who has access to metabolic surgery, as bmi may not enable consideration of other critical pat...atric surgery should be considered for adults with bmi >/- 35 kg/m2 and type 2 diabetes, especially if...

Obesity Contributes to Rapid Cartilage Loss

...tient group was comprised of 65.2 percent women, mean age 61.2, with a mean bmi of 29.5, which is classified as overweight. Recommended bmi typically ranges from 18.5 to 25. Only knees with minimal or no baseline ca...

Obesity contributes to rapid cartilage loss

...tient group was comprised of 65.2 percent women, mean age 61.2, with a mean bmi of 29.5, which is classified as overweight. Recommended bmi typically ranges from 18.5 to 25. Only knees with minimal or no baseline ca...

Freightquote.com Encourages Healthy Lifestyle, FreightFit Changes Lives

... lifesaver," says Jack Smith, a Freightquote employee. Jack joined hundreds of fellow Freightquote employees to receive height, weight, and bmi measurements, a blood screening, and an online Health Risk Assessment. A nutritionist, chiropractor, and health club spokesmen answered questions and ...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: New light on its causes and its effect on brothers

...lyceride levels. The six unaffected brothers had a bmi between 23-29, and none had high levels of cholest...second group, no insulin resistance was diagnosed. bmi was between 18-27 and two brothers had elevated ch... levels. Although there was a trend towards higher bmi in the first group, Dr Mattle said there was no st...

Real-Time Control of Wheelchairs with Brain Waves

...rector of Research). Also collaborating in the research were Andrzej Cichocki, Unit Leader, and Kyuwan Choi, Research Scientist, of BTCC's Noninvasive bmi Unit. (1) Blind signal separation (BSS) is a technology that separates the noise components and useful signal components from brain signals that ...

Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries

... Morbid obesity was defined as having a body-mass index (BMI) over 40, or a bmi of 35 to 40 with an obesity-related disease such as type 2 diabetes, heart ...ype 2 diabetes and hypertension, 100 patients aged 65 to 77 with an average bmi of 45 had hospital stays and complication rates that were comparable to you...

Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

...fined as a body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height) over 40, or a bmi of 35 to 40 plus an obesity-related disease such as type 2 diabetes, heart ...he news release. The patients also lost substantial weight -- their mean bmi dropped from 46 to 35. Study participants had diabetes an average of 6.5 ye...

Obesity While Young Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Risk

...ings are correct, overweight and obesity have a negative impact on all facets of pancreatic cancer. "What's notable about this study is that higher bmi has implications throughout the course of pancreatic cancer -- from development to worsened survival," he said. "This represents another negative i...

Being overweight, obese during early adulthood associated with greater risk of pancreatic cancer

...hers found that individuals who were overweight (a bmi of 25-29.9) from the ages of 14 to 39 years or obese (a bmi of 30 or greater) from the ages of 20 to 49 years ...f diabetes status. The association between average bmi (per 5-unit increase) and risk of pancreatic cance...

Lifeclinic Teams Up With Trucking Industry to Promote Health and Wellness to Over-the-Road Professionals

... booth will be the LC500 -- a wellness health station that is truck terminal-friendly health. The LC500 can measure blood pressure, weight, body fat, bmi and blood oxygen tests, and has glucose meter and pedometer upload capability. IR (infrared) and USB ports are standard for uploading data from variou...

Underweight and extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight, study finds

...negative health consequences associated with obesity, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes." "Good health is more than a bmi or a number on a scale. We know that people who choose a healthy lifestyle enjoy better health: good food choices, being physically active everyday, m...

Underweight and Extremely Obese Die Earlier Than People of Normal Weight, Study Finds

...negative health consequences associated with obesity, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes." "Good health is more than a bmi or a number on a scale. We know that people who choose a healthy lifestyle enjoy better health: good food choices, being physically active everyday, m...

Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk

...etrial cancer increased dramatically if they had a bmi greater than 25," said study author Cheryll C. Tho...s a measurement used to estimate one's body fat. A bmi between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal, accord... than 45 when they had their last period and had a bmi above 35 had a 21.7 times greater risk of developi...

Aerobically unfit young adults on road to diabetes in middle age

...asure of the body's fat content. "The overwhelming importance of a high bmi to the development of diabetes was somewhat unexpected and leads us to thin... "If two people have a similar level of fitness, the person with the higher bmi is more likely to develop diabetes." Carnethon stressed that unfit you...

New Research Suggests Strong Link Between Sweetened Caloric Beverages and Metabolic Syndrome

...d consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with a significant increased risk of diabetes, regardless of whether the data controlled for bmi [Schulze MB et al. JAMA 2004]. Ed Horton, MD, Harvard Medical School will introduce the workshop, which is hosted by the Int...

What are the risk factors of sporadic colorectal cancer?

...he association between smoking, alcohol drinking, family history of cancer, bmi and sporadic colorectal cancer. They found that current alcohol drinking and greater bmi (≥ 24.0 kg/m2) are the independent risk factors for colon and rectal ...

Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

...al measure of weight, with overweight defined as a bmi over 25 and obesity as a bmi over 30. By those measures, one-third of Americans are overweight or obese. The problem with bmi is that it is "a simplistic measure," said Dr. Cor...

Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds

... lung function and predisposition to airway constriction, Sutherland said, but not enough to result in any real clinical difference. "Having a high bmi doesn't really appear to be associated with more severe forms of asthma," he added. Horovitz did point out that heavier people tend to have more s...

Lifeclinic Supports the Novartis and International Association of Fire Fighters Campaign Against Hypertension

... Featured at the Novartis booth will be the LC500 -- a community-friendly health station that offers automated blood pressure, weight, body fat, bmi and blood oxygen tests, along with glucose meter upload capability. IR (infrared) and USB peripheral input ports permit interfacing with various pers...

News briefs from the June issue of CHEST

...ldren with moderate-to-severe SDB had higher CysLTs levels than the other groups. Results also showed that urine levels of CysLTs, tonsillar size, and bmi were significant predictors of obstructive apnea-hypopnea index. The report is published in the June issue of CHEST , the peer-reviewed journal of th...

Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say

...heir recommendations included: Weight: Maintain a body mass index (BMI) between 21 and 23 and avoid gaining weight during adulthood. Although a bmi of up to 24.9 is considered normal, the lower end of normal is better for cancer prevention, the report said. Exercise: Participate in moderate a...

Weight-Loss Surgery Simplified

... mass index scores (BMIs) ranging from 30 to 45. A bmi of 30 or more is considered obese, according to th.... "It offers great potential for patients in lower bmi categories or for those who are not candidates for gastric bypass." Patients must have a bmi of 40 or more to be eligible for standard gastric ...

Lifeclinic International, Exhibiting its LC500 Health Station With OptumHealth at the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2009 Conference

... OptumHealth booth will be the LC500 -- a corporate wellness program-friendly health station that offers automated blood pressure, weight, body fat, bmi and blood oxygen tests, along with glucose meter upload capability. Additional peripheral input ports include IR (infrared) and USB for interfacing wi...

Sacred Heart Hospital Starts to Expose Students to Stroke Awareness at an Early Age

...ow to call for help. Students are also tested on the information Pittenger presents; results help her understand what is getting through to them. bmi numbers and test scores are then plotted to graph progress. "Overall, the kids seem to be getting it," she said. "Right now, because they're growing, ...

Obesity predicts inadequate bowel prep at colonoscopy

...its kind, patients were designated overweight when bmi was ≥25 and obese when ≥30. All colono...on analyses were performed to identify the role of bmi in predicting an inadequate bowel preparation. ...patients fulfilled inclusion criteria. An abnormal bmi (≥25) was associated with an inadequate comp...
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