Body Mass Index (BMI) News and Research

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure that relates body weight to height. BMI is sometimes used to measure total body fat and whether a person is a healthy weight. Excess body fat is linked to an increased risk of some diseases including heart disease and some cancers.
Most women do not know age heart screenings should start, survey finds

Most women do not know age heart screenings should start, survey finds

Lap band surgery can be safe and effective option to manage obesity during adolescence

Lap band surgery can be safe and effective option to manage obesity during adolescence

Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

BMI status of older adults influences benefits accrued from memory training, study finds

BMI status of older adults influences benefits accrued from memory training, study finds

Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

High BMI leads to epigenetic changes, study shows

High BMI leads to epigenetic changes, study shows

High adolescent BMI could impact cognitive function in midlife

High adolescent BMI could impact cognitive function in midlife

New UC Davis research clarifies link between weight and menopausal symptoms in women

New UC Davis research clarifies link between weight and menopausal symptoms in women

High BMI or fat mass linked to increased risk for SUI and UUI in older women

High BMI or fat mass linked to increased risk for SUI and UUI in older women

Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

RSNA 2016: Philips launches next-generation radiation dose management software platform for healthcare providers

RSNA 2016: Philips launches next-generation radiation dose management software platform for healthcare providers

Diabetes increases risk for all-cause mortality and non-lung cancer deaths among heavy smokers

Diabetes increases risk for all-cause mortality and non-lung cancer deaths among heavy smokers

Adolescent obesity may lead to irreparable bone damage

Adolescent obesity may lead to irreparable bone damage

Concerns about weight gain may affect contraception choices

Concerns about weight gain may affect contraception choices

Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Asian Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes less likely to undergo recommended screening, study finds

Asian Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes less likely to undergo recommended screening, study finds

Bullied children nearly twice as likely to be overweight as young adults

Bullied children nearly twice as likely to be overweight as young adults

Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Large increase in BMI during puberty linked to increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in adult men

Large increase in BMI during puberty linked to increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in adult men