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BMI not valid measure of obesity in postmenopausal women, study shows

BMI not valid measure of obesity in postmenopausal women, study shows

Women who experience stressful events are more likely to be obese, say researchers

Women who experience stressful events are more likely to be obese, say researchers

Comprehensive study of health in India finds improvements, but major inequalities between states

Comprehensive study of health in India finds improvements, but major inequalities between states

Study shows link between psoriasis severity and greater risk of type 2 diabetes

Study shows link between psoriasis severity and greater risk of type 2 diabetes

New health analysis in India finds increase in non-communicable diseases

New health analysis in India finds increase in non-communicable diseases

54% of OECD population overweight, Mexico, USA worst, Italy, Japan and Korea best

54% of OECD population overweight, Mexico, USA worst, Italy, Japan and Korea best

Obese older adults who survive heart surgery may live with greater degrees of functional decline

Obese older adults who survive heart surgery may live with greater degrees of functional decline

Vitamin D deficiency linked to decreased likelihood of successful pregnancy in women with PCOS

Vitamin D deficiency linked to decreased likelihood of successful pregnancy in women with PCOS

Weight bias may hinder bariatric patients from receiving appropriate care

Weight bias may hinder bariatric patients from receiving appropriate care

Study findings highlight importance of screening PCOS patients for mental health disorders

Study findings highlight importance of screening PCOS patients for mental health disorders

Caffeine consumption may prolong lives of kidney disease patients

Caffeine consumption may prolong lives of kidney disease patients

Nicotine alters gut microbiome differently in males  and females, mice study shows

Nicotine alters gut microbiome differently in males and females, mice study shows

BMI underestimates childhood obesity levels in different ethnic groups

BMI underestimates childhood obesity levels in different ethnic groups

Hot flashes, night sweats in middle-aged women may be linked to high risk of obstructive sleep apnea

Hot flashes, night sweats in middle-aged women may be linked to high risk of obstructive sleep apnea

Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea

Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea

Transient ischemic attacks can be ‘ominous prelude’ to impending cerebrovascular catastrophe

Transient ischemic attacks can be ‘ominous prelude’ to impending cerebrovascular catastrophe

Study characterizes hypertensive population with excess weight or obesity and sedentary habits

Study characterizes hypertensive population with excess weight or obesity and sedentary habits

Healthy heart may protect older adults from disability

Healthy heart may protect older adults from disability

Women can focus on modifiable risk factors to prevent breast cancer

Women can focus on modifiable risk factors to prevent breast cancer

Adopting healthy diet can help reverse risk of high triglycerides, despite genetic predisposition

Adopting healthy diet can help reverse risk of high triglycerides, despite genetic predisposition