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.
Obesity can be risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma, confirms study

Obesity can be risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma, confirms study

Technology helps reduce the yearning for unhealthy food

Technology helps reduce the yearning for unhealthy food

Excess belly fat may lead to a reduction in gray matter

Excess belly fat may lead to a reduction in gray matter

Study finds correlation between perceived maternal stress and overweight children

Study finds correlation between perceived maternal stress and overweight children

Obese women could achieve weight loss and improvements in health with intermittent fasting

Obese women could achieve weight loss and improvements in health with intermittent fasting

Biomarkers identified that could predict the risk of stroke

Biomarkers identified that could predict the risk of stroke

Consumption of milk cereal drinks in infancy associated with twofold overweight risk

Consumption of milk cereal drinks in infancy associated with twofold overweight risk

Pregnant women and extremely obese people at high risk of flu complications

Pregnant women and extremely obese people at high risk of flu complications

In-school nutrition programs among students limit increases in BMI, finds study

In-school nutrition programs among students limit increases in BMI, finds study

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may protect individuals from obesity

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may protect individuals from obesity

Study supports BMI as useful tool for assessing obesity and health

Study supports BMI as useful tool for assessing obesity and health

Researchers improve bariatric surgery scoring system to extend prediction time for diabetic remission

Researchers improve bariatric surgery scoring system to extend prediction time for diabetic remission

Regular bedtime, sufficient sleep in childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence

Regular bedtime, sufficient sleep in childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence

Scientists find link between dietary salt intake and risk of developing common heart condition

Scientists find link between dietary salt intake and risk of developing common heart condition

Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivity

Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivity

New findings provide better picture of pubertal growth

New findings provide better picture of pubertal growth

Researchers find link between inflammatory markers and tumor aggressiveness

Researchers find link between inflammatory markers and tumor aggressiveness

Researchers explore role of dietary composition on energy expenditure

Researchers explore role of dietary composition on energy expenditure

One size does not fit all in obesity treatment, study finds

One size does not fit all in obesity treatment, study finds