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Body mass index and weight distribution by Martin Eastwood Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 7:28pm Pengelly and Morris (Scottish Medical Journal 2009) have reviewed the relative merits of measurements of body mass index and weight distribution. It has been accepted for many years that being overweight or obese, as indicated by a body mass index (BM I) of 25 or over for the former and 30 or over for the latter, is associated with impairment ... Read on »
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 »
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 »
Can Body Mass Index Effectively Determine Need For Weight Loss? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:46pm As we know, excess body fat is a risk factor for many health issues such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, etc. Body Mass Index ( BMI ) has been used to determine whether one is overweight or obese. However, health experts have raised concerns that BMI may not be accurate enough to identify such health risks. A recent s ... 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 »
LAND MASS Ever-fatter North America home to stunning third of world’s body weight by Madsweat Health Maven Posted Mon 18 Jun 2012 11:56pm By John Upton Monday, June 18, 2012 North Americans are so fat that the continent has more than one-third of the world population’s body weight, despite being home to less than 10 percent of the planet’s people. Read more… Read on »
Health and body weight by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:33pm It is wise to control one's body weight as being overweight or obese may bring health problems. People who are overweight are more prone to Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure), certain type of cancer such as bowel cancer, etc. Being overweight or obese can also cause psychological problems suc ... Read on »
Losing LBM and Losing Weight by Angie Schumacher Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 May 2008 10:02am This is a guest post by Mehdi. He blogs about how to build muscle and lose fat through strength training at He’s available for personal training. Angie asked me if I could make a guest blog answering one of her client’s question. The question was: “I assume it’s ok that I am losing Lean Body Mass (LBM) while I am losing ... Read on »
Body Mass Index (BMI) and Risk of Death by Carol Dunlop Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 3:57am BMI, its all you read about everywhere. I am not all that sold on using BMI as one of the indicators for your fitness because there is a lot of controversy around it, but this infographic is pretty interesting. I actually did a episode on this topic for the Fit4Life Radio show. Check it out, Listen to internet radio ... Read on »
Change4Life - Body weight and cancer by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:17pm Nine out of ten kids risk growing up to have unhealthy amounts of fat in their bodies. You may have seen some new ads cropping up in women’s weeklies around the country with our logo on them. The ads focus on how a child’s “eating and exercise habits” can affect their risk of diseases like cancer later on in life. Here, we’ll talk a ... Read on »