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.
Overweight children and obese adults remain a major public health concern

Overweight children and obese adults remain a major public health concern

Survey finds over 60% of clinically obese women began dieting before 14

Survey finds over 60% of clinically obese women began dieting before 14

Obesity affects women's employment success

Obesity affects women's employment success

Women who are overweight or obese are more likely to receive a false-positive result on mammography screenings

Women who are overweight or obese are more likely to receive a false-positive result on mammography screenings

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Dietary supplement reduces body fat mass in overweight adults by as much as nine percent

Dietary supplement reduces body fat mass in overweight adults by as much as nine percent

Comparison study shows low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet loses more weight than low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie diet

Comparison study shows low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet loses more weight than low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie diet

Body size is a major predictor of high blood pressure

Body size is a major predictor of high blood pressure

Obesity epidemic and its impact on prostate cancer

Obesity epidemic and its impact on prostate cancer

Overweight post prostate cancer surgery patients have greater chance of cancer recurrence

Overweight post prostate cancer surgery patients have greater chance of cancer recurrence

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

New Data Show Behavioral Education Program Helps Patients Treated with Antipsychotic Medications Reduce Weight and Improve Overall Wellness

New Data Show Behavioral Education Program Helps Patients Treated with Antipsychotic Medications Reduce Weight and Improve Overall Wellness

Study is first to see such changes in women without high blood pressure or other diseases

Study is first to see such changes in women without high blood pressure or other diseases

Estrogen-alone hormone therapy had no effect on coronary heart disease risk

Estrogen-alone hormone therapy had no effect on coronary heart disease risk

Lack of vigorous physical activity is the main contributor to obesity in adolescents ages 11 to 15

Lack of vigorous physical activity is the main contributor to obesity in adolescents ages 11 to 15

Study Looks at Risk Factors for Range-of-Motion Limitations In Young Males with Hemophilia

Study Looks at Risk Factors for Range-of-Motion Limitations In Young Males with Hemophilia