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  • They found that fit individuals who were obese (those with a BMI of 30.0 to 34.9, abdominal obesity, or an excessive percent of body fat) had a lower risk of all-cause mortality than did unfit, normal-weight, or lean individuals. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Researchers
  • While there are other measures of obesity, including abdominal fat and waist circumference, researchers generally define it according to body mass index, or BMI. (sacbee.com)
  • This will provide researchers in the biomedical field with the necessary tools to define preventive measures and treatment of disease by examining variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle of each patient. (blogspot.com)
  • The researchers found that all of these obesity indicators were inversely associated with total brain volume - that is, the higher any indicator was, the smaller the brain volume - and that the association between abdominal fat and brain volume was the strongest of all. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Researchers there told European media flatly: "Keeping the waist circumference to less than half of height can help increase life expectancy for every person in the world. (news-journalonline.com)
  • Researchers interested in identifying preventative measures to help this group lessen their risk of advanced AMD conducted a survey of 261 participants from a hospital-based retinal practice. (naturaleyecare.com)
  • Researchers concluded that middle-aged people who had a 3% or greater reduction in WHR over time were less likely to have AMD, particularly among those who were initially obese. (naturaleyecare.com)
  • A patient's waist circumference can serve as a predictor as to whether the patient will experience complications in recovering from rectal cancer surgery, according to researchers at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). (bio-medicine.org)
  • Researchers found that most adults in developed countries are "overfat" - that is, they have levels of excess body fat that put them at increased risk of a host of obesity-related diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer and type 2 diabetes. (cmaj.ca)
  • excess
  • A study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research shows that this is because measuring the BMI of younger children often fails to identify those with excess stomach fat and possible associated health problems. (eurekalert.org)
  • Excess abdominal fat is an important, independent risk factor for disease. (athealth.com)
  • 95th percentile
  • However, more than 40% of the overweight, non-obese participants had abnormally high blood pressure (greater than 95th percentile), about 13% had high triacylglycerol (greater than 95th percentile), and about 5% had high fasting glucose levels (at least 100 mg/dL). (medpagetoday.com)
  • WHtR
  • In this study, Lindholm and her colleagues compared whether BMI or WHtR was better able to identify preschool children who had increased waist circumference in relation to their height. (eurekalert.org)
  • Three or more abnormalities were prevalent in 7.8% of students and increased significantly to 26.4%, 20%, and 17.6 in obese subjects based on BMI, WC, and WHtR, respectively. (biomedsearch.com)
  • outcomes
  • Pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery are useful adjuncts for improving the health outcomes of overweight people, but, for a variety of reasons, these modalities of treatment are not widely adopted. (cmaj.ca)
  • However, our study indicates abdominal fat is particularly relevant to abdominal surgical outcomes. (bio-medicine.org)
  • NHANES
  • The latest NHANES data (Nov, 2007) shows that 33.3% of men and 35.3% of women over 20 yrs -- over 72 million people -- were obese in 2005-2006. (acpm.org)
  • muscular
  • According to the tables, a very muscular person may be classified obese when he or she is not. (athealth.com)
  • Leslie Geran of Statistics Canada acknowledged that BMI is an imperfect measure of obesity and might misclassify someone who is short and muscular as obese. (cmaj.ca)
  • years
  • The Malaysia National and Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2011 reported that 43.5% of the Malaysian adult population was affected by hypertension [ 8 ], an increased trend from previous years (42.6% under NHMS III 2006 and 32.9% under NMHS II 1996) [ 8 - 10 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • The most commonly used example is that Arnold Schwartzenegger's BMI was 30.8 during his peak years, which would categorize him as obese. (news-journalonline.com)
  • Pay-for-performance policies have grown in popularity over the last few years and are increasingly used to measure the quality of medical care. (bio-medicine.org)
  • high
  • If you have been diagnosed as obese, it means you have a high amount of extra body fat. (vidanthealth.com)
  • In Sacramento, 56 percent of obese baby boomers have high blood pressure, the UCLA figures show, compared with 23 percent of boomers with a normal body weight. (sacbee.com)