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.
CHLA researchers highlight need to include overweight subjects in metabolic research

CHLA researchers highlight need to include overweight subjects in metabolic research

Body mass index positively linked with blood pressure

Body mass index positively linked with blood pressure

Measure of belly fat associated with reduced cognitive function in older adults

Measure of belly fat associated with reduced cognitive function in older adults

Study: Obese patients have high risk of infection and death after colon surgery

Study: Obese patients have high risk of infection and death after colon surgery

Researchers develop new online tool to more accurately predict heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers develop new online tool to more accurately predict heart attack, stroke risk

Being overweight may set the stage for heart disease later in life

Being overweight may set the stage for heart disease later in life

Study: Genes have no effect on consumption of total calories, carbohydrates, fat

Study: Genes have no effect on consumption of total calories, carbohydrates, fat

New findings do no support caffeine as effective appetite suppressant or weight-loss aid

New findings do no support caffeine as effective appetite suppressant or weight-loss aid

Increased physical activity more important for heart disease patients than weight loss

Increased physical activity more important for heart disease patients than weight loss

Researchers study Mediterranean diet adherence across the U.S.

Researchers study Mediterranean diet adherence across the U.S.

Obesity risk appears to be lower in children whose mothers followed healthy lifestyle

Obesity risk appears to be lower in children whose mothers followed healthy lifestyle

Obese premenopausal women have decreased chance of developing breast cancer

Obese premenopausal women have decreased chance of developing breast cancer

Higher BMI at younger age linked to reduced premenopausal breast cancer risk

Higher BMI at younger age linked to reduced premenopausal breast cancer risk

Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis

Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis

Research provides insights into risk factors and prevention of childhood obesity

Research provides insights into risk factors and prevention of childhood obesity

Increased physical activity helps individuals with coronary heart disease to live longer

Increased physical activity helps individuals with coronary heart disease to live longer

Higher protein intake helps heart failure patients to live longer, shows study

Higher protein intake helps heart failure patients to live longer, shows study

Exercise can reduce genetic predisposition to obesity in older women, shows study

Exercise can reduce genetic predisposition to obesity in older women, shows study

Guidelines for weight gain in pregnancy should be changed for underweight and very obese women

Guidelines for weight gain in pregnancy should be changed for underweight and very obese women

Study links past experiences with bias and avoidance of doctors in women with higher BMI

Study links past experiences with bias and avoidance of doctors in women with higher BMI