Tag: "waist" at medical news
NCEP issues major new cholesterol guidelines
...s too much abdominal fat (indicated by too large a waist
measurement), elevated blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, and low HDL. Therapy for the syndrome emphasizes TLC, especially weight control and physical activity. Insulin controls the body's metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. In in...
New data shows rapid and sustained weight loss with Xenical
...reduced by 6.3cm on average. Excess fat around the waist
is associated with insulin resistance, high blood sugar, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. "This study shows the significant benefits of rapid and continuous weight loss in the first 12 weeks of treatment with Xenical. Not only are th...
Waist circumference and body mass index predict body fat and disease risk
... 2 diabetes. Clinical practitioners have employed waist
circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI) as me...62;30 for obesity. In addition to body weights and waist
circumferences, total, nonabdominal, and abdominal subcutaneous and visceral fat distributions were ...
Polycystic ovaries can lead to coronary artery calcification, says University of Pittsburgh
...erol levels (the "good" cholesterol) and increased waist
circumference. These results suggest to Dr. Talbott that women with PCOS may be able to reduce their risk of coronary artery disease by addressing specific components of the metabolic cardiovascular syndrome. "These results highlight the need to redu...
Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care
... is beneficial. Body weight, body mass index and waist
circumference should be measured and monitored while managing patients with diabetes. Weight management requires a team approach that includes physicians, nurses, dietitians, or other health professionals and pharmacists. Any weight loss is benefi...
Implantable device pumps up ailing heart
... hours between recharges. The pack is worn at the waist
or carried in a small shoulder bag. The batteries are attached through a cable that plugs into a small pedestal-shaped electrical unit implanted in the skull behind the ear. The pump has a small controller box that can be use to adjust for high and...
While-you-wait implantable heart assist device appears effective
...ry pack that fits in a bag that can be worn on the waist
or carried on the shoulder as well as a speed control that the patient can adjust to accommodate increased physical activity.After 48 hours, average cardiac index had improved by 22 percent even with the device turned off, Frazier notes. The Jarvik...
New data show fast and significant weight loss with Xenical sustained over time
...as achieved after one year. Excess fat around the waist
is associated with insulin resistance, high blood sugar, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure Blood pressure (bp): In patients with hypertension, mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure were reduced by 18.1mmHg and 9.9mmHg respectively ...
Less inflammation, better heart health in physically fit females
... assessed CRP levels by race, fitness, obesity and waist
size. They found that: CRP levels were 0.43 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) in African-American women, 0.25 mg/dL in Native American and 0.23 mg/dL in Caucasian women. Women with low fitness had significantly higher CRP levels (0.43 mg/dL) ...
American Heart Association updates heart attack, stroke prevention guidelines
..." includes having blood pressure, body mass index, waist
circumference and pulse recorded at least every two years and cholesterol profile and glucose testing at least every five years beginning at age 20. "Global risk estimation" combines information from all existing risk factors to determine a person...
Lesbians' weight patterns may trigger more heart disease
...sbians had a significantly higher body mass index, waist
circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio than their s...heart disease and severe chest pain. The lesbians' waist
circumference measurements and waist-to-hip ratios were near or above cutoff marks for cardiovascula...
New study of obesity, genes and socio-economic status uses individual growth curves
...ves using hallmarks of obesity -- body mass index, waist
circumference and sum of skinfolds taken from tric...ociated with differences in body mass index (BMI), waist
size and skinfold totals. individuals carrying the ADRB2-27 SNP had a higher BMI, larger waist
Simple tests could signal and prevent heart disease in women, says Pittsburgh researcher
...h Graduate School of Public Health. "Keeping one's waist
circumference from expanding is a good way to avoid a negative outcome, but more targeted monitoring of other predictors, such as insulin, adiponectin and coronary calcium, can give a more accurate indication of when a woman is entering the danger zo...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, December 2, 2003
...diovascular disease. The Task Force suggests using waist
measurement as an indicator of stomach fat. For men, a waist
measurement greater than 40 inches and for women a waist
measurement greater than 35 inches can indi...
Even moderate amounts of exercise can prevent weight gain
...nge their diets during this time. Body weight and waist
circumference were measured. Of the 182 participa... exercise groups significantly decreased abdominal waist
and hip circumference measurements. "These findings strongly suggest that, absent changes in diet, a...
Modest exercise can prevent weight gain
...ments were changes in weight, body composition and waist
circumference. "We found that the two low-exercis...ise experienced an average 0.8 percent increase in waist
circumference, while all the exercise groups saw decreases: 1.6 percent decrease for low dose/modera...
Metabolic syndrome predicts heart risk in women with coronary artery disease, study finds
...teria are classified as having metabolic syndrome: waist
circumference greater than 35 inches for women, fasting triglycerides greater than 150mg/dl, HDL cholesterol less than 50mg/dl in women, hypertension (blood pressure >130/85 mm Hg, and fasting glucose greater 110mg/dl). "Women with the metabolic ...
Metabolic syndrome, not BMI, predicts future cardiovascular risk in obese women, study finds
...teria are classified as having metabolic syndrome: waist
circumference greater than 35 inches, fasting triglycerides greater than 150mg/dl, HDL cholesterol less than 50mg/dl, hypertension or the use of anti-hypertensive drug therapy, and fasting glucose greater than 110mg/dl. The study included 780 women e...
Thursday, March 4, 2004 news tips
... status, body mass index (BMI) of 18.5-24.9 kg/m2, waist
circumference less than 35 inches, and exercise at...s: 82 percent were non-smokers; 22 percent were at waist
goal; 19 percent were at exercise goal; and 17 percent were at BMI goal. Women age 65 or older were...
Body fat and its role in breast cancer
...ents of height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist
and hip circumference from 73,542 premenopausal an...nopausal breast cancer in women not using HRT, but waist
circumference, controlled for overall body fat (BMI), was not significantly related to increased bre...