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.
Higher body mass index could cause depression even without health problems

Higher body mass index could cause depression even without health problems

Research finds strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression

Research finds strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression

Study uses data from 500,000 people to elucidate risks of obesity

Study uses data from 500,000 people to elucidate risks of obesity

Gut microbiota at infancy predict risk of obesity in later life

Gut microbiota at infancy predict risk of obesity in later life

Study suggests rising childhood obesity rates as cause for serious hip disease in adolescents

Study suggests rising childhood obesity rates as cause for serious hip disease in adolescents

Muscle mass plays a critical role in health, shows research

Muscle mass plays a critical role in health, shows research

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for development and sales of lorcaserin in 17 countries

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for development and sales of lorcaserin in 17 countries

Obesity associated with higher risk of early-onset colorectal cancer

Obesity associated with higher risk of early-onset colorectal cancer

Metabolome tests could be new way to measure obesity and health

Metabolome tests could be new way to measure obesity and health

Scientists find new way to predict obesity-related disease risk

Scientists find new way to predict obesity-related disease risk

Simple way to measure abdominal obesity index

Simple way to measure abdominal obesity index

BMI screening tool often fails to identify preschoolers with excess stomach fat

BMI screening tool often fails to identify preschoolers with excess stomach fat

Household disinfectants could contribute to obesity risk in children

Household disinfectants could contribute to obesity risk in children

ATS publishes new guideline on role of weight management in sleep apnea treatment

ATS publishes new guideline on role of weight management in sleep apnea treatment

Study: Salsa dancers have lower injury rates than Spanish, aerobic or Zumba dancers

Study: Salsa dancers have lower injury rates than Spanish, aerobic or Zumba dancers

Common household cleaners could make children overweight by changing gut microbiota

Common household cleaners could make children overweight by changing gut microbiota

The connection between brain anatomy, genes and obesity

The connection between brain anatomy, genes and obesity

Low carbohydrate diet can increase risk of premature death, finds study

Low carbohydrate diet can increase risk of premature death, finds study

Left atrial fibrosis may indicate high risk of arrhythmias in trained endurance athletes

Left atrial fibrosis may indicate high risk of arrhythmias in trained endurance athletes

Study demonstrates cardiovascular safety of weight loss drug

Study demonstrates cardiovascular safety of weight loss drug