• BMI is considered to be an important indicator in assessing potential risks for weight related health conditions. (empowher.com)
  • It's a more general method of knowing what the body fat levels are like and what the risks for illness are. (wisegeek.com)
  • Doctors use these 'cardiometabolic' measures to help identify people at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke or developing type 2 diabetes. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Identifying people at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes based on their risk factors 'may be important for prevention and treatment,' he noted. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The study excluded people who already had diabetes. (everydayhealth.com)
  • People who shrug off weight gain do so at their own risk -- risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and other life-threatening conditions," said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, who worked on the study. (amsterdamnews.com)
  • ξ Diabetes - This may predict future problems in some people with lung disease. (uwhealth.org)
  • The U.S. government recently recommended treating high cholesterol more aggressively in people with diabetes. (imaginis.com)
  • Type II diabetes, formerly called adult onset diabetes, can often be prevented by increasing physical activity and reducing weight. (imaginis.com)
  • EPA measures PM10 pollution by weight --the total weight of all particles with a diameter of 10 micrometers or less in each cubic meter of air. (rachel.org)
  • if not fully satisfactory, at least as good as any other relative weight index as an indicator of relative obesity" The interest in an index that measures body fat came with increasing obesity in prosperous Western societies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Compared to normal weight women, the researchers found that the obese women had a thicker left ventricle, which is the heart's main pumping chamber. (webmd.com)
  • The University of Illinois research study suggested that even a small reduction in either the number of calories consumed or the amount of time spent driving each day could result in a reduction in body mass index (BMI). (empowher.com)
  • LDL cholesterol levels can be reduced by limiting consumption of saturated fats (whole-fat dairy products, cheeses, red meats), increasing physical activity, and weight reduction when appropriate. (imaginis.com)
  • Weight reduction can be achieved with modifications to diet and increased physical activity. (imaginis.com)
  • The data revealed that the number of people affected by obesity has doubled since 1980 in 73 countries, and continued to rise across most other countries included in the analysis. (amsterdamnews.com)
  • There are charts and tables available that have scales for height at one axis and weight on the other. (wisegeek.com)
  • So, if all body dimensions double, and mass scales naturally with the cube of the height, then BMI doubles instead of remaining the same. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cristofanilli said physicians need to pay close attention to breast cancer patients because commonly used drugs, such as tamoxifen, tend to increase weight gain during treatment. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Does this study take into account that people tend to weigh more with age? (metafilter.com)
  • However, many taller people are not just "scaled up" short people but tend to have narrower frames in proportion to their height. (wikipedia.org)
  • Saving Lives, Protecting People Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • Body weight is controlled by a combination of energy consumed, as calories going into the body, and energy expended, through metabolic functions and activity such as exercise. (empowher.com)
  • Breast Cancer - cancer (a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control) that originates in the breast. (cdc.gov)
  • This study focuses on the impact of a community-based intervention and the relationship that physical activity has on both improving the quality of life, and decreasing body mass index (BMI) for African American breast cancer survivors. (wikibooks.org)
  • During pregnancy and lactation, a woman's body composition changes, so using BMI is not appropriate. (diabetes.ca)
  • BMI was designed to be used as a simple means of classifying average sedentary (physically inactive) populations, with an average body composition. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is because BMI does not take into account whether the weight is carried as muscle or fat, just the number. (diabetes.ca)
  • Obesity is determined by calculating people's body mass index, a number that takes into account height and weight. (usatoday.com)
  • However, according to the Telegraph, it doesn't take into account where children carry extra weight, and may therefore fail to detect cases where children are carrying too much body fat. (www.nhs.uk)
  • However, there is a concern that WC doesn't take the child's height into account, and so WtHR is also considered as perhaps a more appropriate indicator. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Cancer Screening - Screening means checking your body for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Keep in mind, says the OSU Medical Center, that people may experience symptoms differently and not all of the warning signs can occur during a particular episode. (hubpages.com)
  • Physical activity, whether through a structured exercise program, or through lifestyle modifications such as walking, also improve health, even if weight remains the same. (wisegeek.com)
  • For young men and women, it is a significant risk factor as it can produce a greater relative risk in developing heart disease in persons under age 50 than those over the age of 50. (renown.org)
  • African American women have a higher mortality rate as result of the cancer, and are more likely to gain weight after diagnosis . (wikibooks.org)
  • Although BMI is a well-established measure of obesity in children, the authors note there is emerging evidence that children's "central adiposity" (fat around the middle of the body) may be more relevant to health outcomes than overall body fat. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The body adiposity index (BAI) is a method of measuring the amount of body fat in humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • People with malnutrition lack the nutrients necessary for their bodies to grow and stay healthy. (kidshealth.org)
  • Can people really be healthy and obese ? (everydayhealth.com)
  • But calling these people ' healthy obese ' is a misnomer, said lead author Gregory Nichols. (everydayhealth.com)
  • When looking at the goals of Healthy People 2020 - a 2010 government effort to improve the health of Americans, including by reducing obesity - the crisis looms even larger. (myfox8.com)
  • I have no expectation at all for Healthy People 2020 to be achieved," Long said. (myfox8.com)
  • Integrating the research and interventions from all demographic groups can provide a better understanding of how effective efforts have been at fighting childhood obesity, said Dr. Ihuoma Eneli, professor of pediatrics at Ohio State University and director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital. (myfox8.com)
  • Body Mass Index , or BMI , is the method medical professionals use to determine if someone is a healthy weight. (wisegeek.com)
  • BMI is typically used in individuals over 20, children and adolescents require a different formula to determine if they are a healthy weight. (wisegeek.com)
  • Tracking, measuring, and monitoring body mass index for children is vital in facilitating a lifetime of healthy behaviors. (govtrack.us)
  • Those with a higher muscle mass, such as athletes, may have a high BMI but not be at greater health risk. (diabetes.ca)
  • It might not be the best possible indicator with regard to weight and health, as it can be unreliable in children, athletes, and the elderly. (techdirt.com)
  • However, it is not uncommon for athletes to lose up to 6-10 percent of their water weight via sweat. (gosanangelo.com)
  • The more malnourished someone is - in other words, the more nutrients he or she is missing - the more likely it is that person will have problems. (kidshealth.org)