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.
Study reveals link between higher BMI and increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases

Study reveals link between higher BMI and increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases

Benefits of full breastfeeding in newborns could last through to early adulthood, research shows

Benefits of full breastfeeding in newborns could last through to early adulthood, research shows

Mildly obese people more likely to survive, fare better after major heart attack

Mildly obese people more likely to survive, fare better after major heart attack

Teenage weight gain may increase stroke risk in adult life

Teenage weight gain may increase stroke risk in adult life

Medically managed non-surgical method can help achieve weight loss and better health

Medically managed non-surgical method can help achieve weight loss and better health

Adolescents with BMI at high-normal range have greater risk of death from cardiovascular diseases

Adolescents with BMI at high-normal range have greater risk of death from cardiovascular diseases

Studies show power of multi-level approaches to prevent childhood obesity in low-income communities

Studies show power of multi-level approaches to prevent childhood obesity in low-income communities

Moderate-intensity exercise can benefit extremely obese older adults

Moderate-intensity exercise can benefit extremely obese older adults

Specialist antenatal clinics can help cut pregnancy complications for obese women

Specialist antenatal clinics can help cut pregnancy complications for obese women

Research: Patients with obesity have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

Research: Patients with obesity have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

Study explores factors, patterns that predict use of restrictive feeding for children

Study explores factors, patterns that predict use of restrictive feeding for children

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds

Higher BMI, abdominal obesity and body fat linked to greater risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women

Higher BMI, abdominal obesity and body fat linked to greater risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women

Obesity and overweight epidemic – A study from 195 countries over quarter of a century

Obesity and overweight epidemic – A study from 195 countries over quarter of a century

Type 2 diabetes incidence among youth increases in direct proportion with severity of obesity

Type 2 diabetes incidence among youth increases in direct proportion with severity of obesity

Low BMI puts female runners at increased risk of developing stress fractures

Low BMI puts female runners at increased risk of developing stress fractures

Higher BMI linked to increased complication risks after shoulder joint replacement surgery

Higher BMI linked to increased complication risks after shoulder joint replacement surgery

Drinking non-cow’s milk could lead to slightly shorter children, says new study

Drinking non-cow’s milk could lead to slightly shorter children, says new study

Study finds, 70% of women are not gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy

Study finds, 70% of women are not gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy

Waist-to-height ratio found to be most accurate predictor of obesity risk in clinical practice

Waist-to-height ratio found to be most accurate predictor of obesity risk in clinical practice