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.
Tea and coffee consumption associated with lower risk of stroke and dementia

Tea and coffee consumption associated with lower risk of stroke and dementia

Death from heart attack or stroke may be the first CVD event in some smokers

Death from heart attack or stroke may be the first CVD event in some smokers

Model simulations show no need for DEX dose adjustments in COVID-19 patients with liver disease

Model simulations show no need for DEX dose adjustments in COVID-19 patients with liver disease

Protein in the blood could predict type 2 diabetes many years before diagnosis

Protein in the blood could predict type 2 diabetes many years before diagnosis

Women more likely than men to feel stigmatized about abdominal fat, regardless of BMI

Women more likely than men to feel stigmatized about abdominal fat, regardless of BMI

Firefighters’ blood pressure often soars when the alarm sounds for an emergency

Firefighters’ blood pressure often soars when the alarm sounds for an emergency

Study finds large inequalities in pregnancy outcomes between ethnic, socioeconomic groups in England

Study finds large inequalities in pregnancy outcomes between ethnic, socioeconomic groups in England

Nutrient-rich potatoes can be part of a healthy diet for adolescent girls, study shows

Nutrient-rich potatoes can be part of a healthy diet for adolescent girls, study shows

A comparison between Pfizer/BioNTech's and Sinopharm's SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

A comparison between Pfizer/BioNTech's and Sinopharm's SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

Study may help investigate the role of gut virome in health and disease

Study may help investigate the role of gut virome in health and disease

People with obesity overrepresented among COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care

People with obesity overrepresented among COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care

Higher COVID-19 hospitalization and mortality rates reported in rural America

Higher COVID-19 hospitalization and mortality rates reported in rural America

An investigation of SARS-CoV-2 infection in diabetic pregnancies

An investigation of SARS-CoV-2 infection in diabetic pregnancies

Phase I clinical trial of two Cuban recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccines

Phase I clinical trial of two Cuban recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccines

Research on twins indicates strong genetic influences in COVID-19

Research on twins indicates strong genetic influences in COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic may have promoted unhealthy eating in the U.K.

COVID-19 pandemic may have promoted unhealthy eating in the U.K.

Peripheral nerve injuries and severe COVID-19

Peripheral nerve injuries and severe COVID-19

Quantification of antibody titers against SARS-CoV-2 variants elicited by BNT162b2 vaccine

Quantification of antibody titers against SARS-CoV-2 variants elicited by BNT162b2 vaccine

Childhood asthma is not a risk factor for COVID-19

Childhood asthma is not a risk factor for COVID-19

Central obesity associated with poor outcomes for Black breast cancer survivors

Central obesity associated with poor outcomes for Black breast cancer survivors