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Mothers often have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body weight, study shows

...accurate perceptions of their children's body mass index and believe they are healthy when they are overweight, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. "A significant number of women believed that their children were normal weight when they were, in fact, overweight," sa...

Neighborhood safety may play role in obesity

...ir neighborhoods to be safer had a lower body mass index (BMI) and were less likely to be obese, even after accounting for multiple measures of socioeconomic status. The percentage of mothers who were obese increased from 37 percent in the safest neighborhoods to 46 percent in the least safe neighborhoods...

Inhaled steroids help young children breathe but do not prevent chronic asthma

...is that it demonstrated that the asthma predictive index used in the study can help identify children who a...edical and Research Center. The asthma predictive index showed that children at risk are those with frequent wheezing who also have either one of the fol...

For elderly, extra pounds may lower mortality rates

...rsity of Southern California analysis of body mass index (BMI) and mortality rates from participants of a l...hat's recommended for everyone else with body mass index measurements isn't necessarily the best for the elderly," says Maria Corrada, an epidemiologist in t...

New Queen's study of hand-brain function offers insight into recovery for stroke survivors

...including: tapping a single keyboard key with the index finger; picking up pegs one at a time and placing ...m into holes on a pegboard; and pushing with their index finger against a metal bar that measures force. Performance on these tests were linked to the ease w...

Procedures beat meds to help patients fight obesity, GERD

...llow-up of adolescents showed an average body mass index (BMI) decrease from 55 to 36, an 82 percent reduction in obesity-induced diseases and health conditions, and importantly, no deaths or serious complications. The five-year follow-up of older adults showed an average BMI reduction of 46 to 33 with a...

More than just genetics: Lifestyle choices impact GI health

...tinal system, affecting your metabolism, body mass index and the likelihood of developing GI-related condit...ree types of breakfasts: one high in both glycemic index and glycemic load (HGI-HGL); one high in glycemic index and low in glycemic load (HGI-LGL); and one ...

Obesity linked to all types of breast cancer

.... Moreover, current weight as defined by body mass index is not as important as a woman's weight gain from the age of 18. While there is much literature on the risk of obesity and breast cancer, there is no data on whether that risk is specific for the type of breast cancer. Led by Heather Spencer Feigels...

Diabetes, heart disease can herald early GI cancers

... fat diet, sedentary life style and high body mass index (BMI). Researchers administered coronary exams in 307 patients, diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD) in those who had at least 50 percent blockage in one of the main heart arteries. The group of patients with CAD (46.3 percent) showed a higher...

WPI team receives $1.8 million to study atherosclerotic plaque progression and rupture

...plaques and their internal stresses, and derive an index of their likelihood of rupture....

Study: Super-sizing your food takes a hidden toll on your pocketbook

... fast food chains, Close used studies of body mass index and medical cost, average vehicle mileage and gas prices, and caloric expenditure to calculate how the weight gained from one upsized fast-food meal translates into money out of pocket over the next year. They found that for the initial 67-cent av...

Study links obesity to liver failure

...tients suffering from ALF and documented body mass index (BMI), prevalence of diabetes and patient outcome. The number of obese patients in the study was consistent with the prevalence of obesity in the general U.S. population. However, the mean BMI score was higher (28.8 versus 26.6) for ALF patients wh...

Smoking, diabetes predict different forms of peripheral artery disease

...d toes with those in the arms - the ankle-brachial index (ABI) and toe-brachial index (TBI). Blood pressure in the ankle that's less than 90 percent of the arm measurement indicates PAD...

Study of obesity in prostate cancer screening uncovers new predictor of disease for overweight men

...A in the blood. However, obesity or high body mass index (BMI) has been tied to lower PSA levels. BMI measu...of rules apply to men with low to normal body mass index and another set of rules apply to men with high body mass index," Garzotto said. "This new risk fact...

Physical activity linked to improved glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes

... 9 to 14.9 years and 15 years or older. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated by dividing the weight in kilograms by the square of the height in meters, and then converted into a BMI z score based on the patients' gender, age and change in BMI over time. Children in groups with less physical activity per w...

Hispanic 3-year-olds more likely to be obese than black or white children

... the height and weight of the children. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated by dividing the children's weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters. Children who had BMIs at the 95th percentile or higher for their age and sex were considered obese. About 19 percent of the children were wh...

Ethnic disparities in teen exercise: Do schools play a role?

...ck and Hispanic adolescents had a higher body mass index (BMI) than white adolescents. Overall, adolescent girls were less physically active than boys, reporting fewer physical activities per week. Overall, black and Hispanic girls reported less activity than white girls an average of 5.4, 5.2 and 6.0...

Risk for skin lesions increases with low-dose exposure to arsenic in drinking water

...evidence that participants with a higher body mass index were at lower risk of skin lesions than participants with a lower body mass index. "Lower body mass index reflects poorer nutritional status in rural Bangladesh, which could directly or indirectly influence...

Use of anti-depressant does not decrease risk of relapse for patients with anorexia nervosa

...eatment and regained weight to a minimum body mass index (BMI) of 19.0. Participants were then randomly assigned to receive fluoxetine (n = 49) or placebo (n = 44) and were treated for up to 1 year as outpatients. The researchers found that similar percentages of patients assigned to fluoxetine and to pla...

'Food insecure' Appalachians more likely to be obese, diabetic, study finds

...als call "food insecurity" had a greater body mass index (BMI) than those with smaller levels of food insecurity (an average BMI of 30.3 vs. average BMI of 29). Those from food insecure households also were more likely to have diabetes (37.9 percent) and to be overweight (48.1 percent) than subjects from f...

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