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Watch Your Weight and Know Your Body Mass Index (BMI) by Korkut V. Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:04pm From the Calorie Control Council website: Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the ways to determine when extra pounds translate into health risks. BMI is a measure which takes into account a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults. Someone with a BMI of 26 to 27 is about 20 percent overweight, which is generally believed ... Read on »
Body Mass Index and Suicide by Dr. Sari Shepphird Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Fri 13 Mar 2009 3:40pm On the heals of my last post, I thought I would highlight a recent question that was asked in the March 2009 Issue of Obesity Research Journal: Why is Body Mass Index (BMI) adversely related to suicide?" Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States, but one of the two main causes of death related to anorexia nervosa (con ... Read on »
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator by Deni P. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:03am 1 Comment Body Mass Index (BMI) is used for a measure of body fat based on height and weight, and can be a good measurement of your current fitness level.  Enter your height and weight below to calculate where your BMI currently sits. BMI is one of the mose efficient determinents when extra pounds may mean higher health risks.  The higher the BMI, the g ... Read on »
Increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) Raises Heart Disease Risk by A4M Worldhealth.net Posted Sun 27 May 2012 10:09pm Posted on May 25, 2012, 6 a.m. in Cardio-Vascular | Weight and Obesity | Body Mass Index (BMI) has been long recognized as a risk factor for heart disease, and Danish study data ... Read on »
Understanding Body Mass Index by BerryRipe Posted Thu 17 Oct 2013 10:55am Are you having problems with your weight? A lot of people are troubled about their weight and learn about it by reading the needle off the weighing scale. However, it is not an accurate reading of your body weight . The body mass index is a screening tool to give an accurate measure of weight and height. Learning your body ... Read on »
FIND YOUR BODY MASS INDEX by Richard S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Jun 2008 5:08pm The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a stastical measure of weight ranges. BMI is calculated by dividing your weight by your height. You shouldn't use BMI as a diagnosis - it's intended to give you an idea of how heavy you are relative to other people of your height. Try our BMI calculator to see if your weight falls within a healthy range. A BMI of unde ... Read on »
FIND YOUR BODY MASS INDEX by Richard S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 6:18pm The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a stastical measure of weight ranges. BMI is calculated by dividing your weight by your height. You shouldn't use BMI as a diagnosis - it's intended to give you an idea of how heavy you are relative to other people of your height. Try our BMI calculator to see if your weight falls within a healthy range. A BMI of u ... Read on »
Weight Loss and Body Mass Index: What’s the catch? by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Jun 2013 10:33am Most of the time people live in illusion especially when it comes to their health. You may be one of these people who simply feel that your body is fit, however, when you check you would be surprised to see your clinical results. This is because many people do not consider obesity as a big problem, and you could even find some minority ... Read on »
NIH study identifies ideal body mass index; Overweight and obesity associated with increased risk of death by Cancer.gov Posted Wed 01 Dec 2010 12:00am NIH study identifies ideal body mass index; Overweight and obesity associated with increased risk of death A study looking at deaths from any cause found that a body mass index (BMI) between 20.0 and 24.9 is associated with the lowest risk of death in healthy non-smoking adults. Investigators also provided precise estimates of t ... Read on »
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) And Body Fat by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:34pm 1 Comment Many people are confused about what Body Mass Index (BMI) means as it relates to body fat. Keep in mind that it is just one tool to use when you are looking at your health. Scientists use BMI as a research tool to make objective comparisons as to how fat a person is. A person with a BMI of 25 or above is considered overweight and a BMI over ... Read on »