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.
Media multitasking linked to obesity risk

Media multitasking linked to obesity risk

Physical activity more critical to maintain weight loss than diet, study reveals

Physical activity more critical to maintain weight loss than diet, study reveals

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

Sedentary behavior costly to both public health and the public purse

Sedentary behavior costly to both public health and the public purse

Obesity linked to reproductive problems in women with type 1 diabetes

Obesity linked to reproductive problems in women with type 1 diabetes

Exposure to HIV virus, antiretroviral therapy before birth linked to obesity and asthma-like symptoms

Exposure to HIV virus, antiretroviral therapy before birth linked to obesity and asthma-like symptoms

Boys with obesity enter puberty at earlier age, shows study

Boys with obesity enter puberty at earlier age, shows study

Smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes associated with less healthy brains

Smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes associated with less healthy brains

High-intensity interval training provides significant benefits for cardiac rehabilitation patients

High-intensity interval training provides significant benefits for cardiac rehabilitation patients

Lesbian and bisexual women at greater risk of being overweight, study finds

Lesbian and bisexual women at greater risk of being overweight, study finds

How many push-ups can you do? Men who are able to do ten push-ups are less likely to have a stroke

How many push-ups can you do? Men who are able to do ten push-ups are less likely to have a stroke

6 out of 10 hip replacements last 25 years or longer, according to a new study

6 out of 10 hip replacements last 25 years or longer, according to a new study

Rapid weight gain in early childhood affects heart health in adolescence

Rapid weight gain in early childhood affects heart health in adolescence

First pocket-size device could revolutionize personal healthcare

First pocket-size device could revolutionize personal healthcare

Advanced scan shows brain inflammation related to post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome

Advanced scan shows brain inflammation related to post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome

New knowledge about high cholesterol treatment for people aged 80 and older

New knowledge about high cholesterol treatment for people aged 80 and older

Researchers reveal risks of eating disorders from childhood

Researchers reveal risks of eating disorders from childhood

Persistent low BMI in children may be a risk factor for developing anorexia nervosa

Persistent low BMI in children may be a risk factor for developing anorexia nervosa

Study finds need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions

Study finds need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of cardiovascular disease