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.
Overweight female kidney donors of childbearing age may have greater preeclampsia risk

Overweight female kidney donors of childbearing age may have greater preeclampsia risk

Study reveals the link between low fitness and increased waist circumference

Study reveals the link between low fitness and increased waist circumference

Bariatric surgery extends lifespan in obese patients, shows study

Bariatric surgery extends lifespan in obese patients, shows study

Obesity surgery reduces the risk of death by half finds new study

Obesity surgery reduces the risk of death by half finds new study

Study finds genetic variations linked to BMI and obesity risk

Study finds genetic variations linked to BMI and obesity risk

Deportation fears linked to cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas

Deportation fears linked to cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas

Obese adolescents show improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors after bariatric surgery

Obese adolescents show improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors after bariatric surgery

Untreated and overweight children may have worse asthma symptoms

Untreated and overweight children may have worse asthma symptoms

Abu Dhabi focuses on reducing childhood obesity

Abu Dhabi focuses on reducing childhood obesity

Study aims to assess causal link between BMI and risk of death

Study aims to assess causal link between BMI and risk of death

People who have high BMI more likely to develop dementia, study shows

People who have high BMI more likely to develop dementia, study shows

Heart disease risk factors linked to walking difficulties in people under age of 78

Heart disease risk factors linked to walking difficulties in people under age of 78

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

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

Obesity linked to worse patient-reported outcomes in women with lupus

Obesity linked to worse patient-reported outcomes in women with lupus

BMI underestimates childhood obesity levels in different ethnic groups

BMI underestimates childhood obesity levels in different ethnic groups

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