Tag: "mass" at medical news
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...han other common measures of obesity, such as body mass
index (BMI) or the waist circumference alone. In other words, we may obsess about unsightly cellulite on our hips, but its the pot belly we ought to worry about. In our thirties and forties, we often gain three to four inches in the midsection, sa...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...luated for obesity on the sole measurement of body mass
index (BMI), a weight-to-height ratio commonly used in doctors offices to gauge obesity. The UT Southwestern findings, however, suggest that BMI alone might not give a clear enough picture of heart disease riskBMI was used as the primary measure of o...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...arly detection.' MRI is not yet ready for use as a mass
screening tool. 'Too little use is made of the method in the field of breast imaging, so correspondingly there are too few radiologists who have been able to gain sufficient experience with this specific application,' she says. In order to evaluate t...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...iladelphia school system also determined that body mass
index, or BMI, is as significant a factor in determining absenteeism from school as age, race, socioeconomic status and gender, formerly the four main predictors. The study found that overweight children were absent on average 20 percent more than ...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
... of the 99 participants was 19. Their average body mass
index was 24.7, which is within the ideal range for body size. The women reported that they worked out at moderate or vigorous intensity about 3.3 times a week. The women participated in one of four 45-minute step-aerobics classes. The same instruc...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
...an estimated 40 per cent or 2.5 pounds more muscle mass
than the soy beverage drinkers. In addition, this...roup gained 63 per cent or 3.3 pounds, more muscle mass
than the carbohydrate beverage drinkers. I think the evidence is beginning to mount, says Phillips...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
... peoples muscles. Reducing the decline in muscle mass
among the elderly is crucial to maintaining their ...ey had 12 kilograms (26.5 pounds) less lean muscle mass
than the younger people we tested. That difference, he said, would probably be even greater in the g...
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
...ion between obesity and hyperparathyroidismas body mass
index increased, so did PTH levels. The relations... The study is the first to show that a higher body mass
index is associated with higher parathyroid hormone levels in CKD. The results raise the possibilit...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...ognitive impairment, falls, incontinence, low body mass
index, dizziness, vision impairment or hearing impairment. The researchers also studied whether the respondents had difficulty with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting or transferring) and needed assistance to complete...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
...deprivation, family history of heart disease, body mass
index, and treatment with blood pressure lowering drugs, despite known links between these factors and poor health. So a team of researchers from The University of Nottingham, Bristol Primary Care Trust, and the Universities of Bristol and Queen Ma...
Case study: cross-cultural bioethics training program helps fight African 'brain drain'
...m. We initially sought to increase the critical mass
of African individuals professionally trained in ethics, said Nancy Kass, ScD, deputy director for public health at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the programs director. But it also turns out that our trainees are making institut...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...d consumption of fruits and vegetables. Their body mass
index (BMI) was calculated from their height and weight, their waist circumference was measured, and they were screened for blood pressure as well as glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and high-density cholesterol. The students also completed...
ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice
...n 10 June, "We seem to have come through the boggy mass
of the past few weeks in the Lincoln Sea, particularly where it narrowed. We can see now that the ice we are on is old ice again, and so more stable. What happened in the Lincoln Sea, I will never understand. But I think in any case that the worst of...
Simple test predicts 6-year risk of dementia
... history of coronary artery bypass surgery, a body mass
index of less than 18, and current non-consumption of alcohol. People who score 0 to 3 on the bedside test have a 6 percent chance of developing dementia within six years. A score of 4 to 6 indicates a 25 percent chance. People with a score of 7...
Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases
...g cancer treatment are at increased risk for bone mass
deficiencies, fracture or osteoporosis as they get...ering standardized data about accumulation of bone mass
during childhood a critical determinant of whether children are at elevated risk for fracture or os...
Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease
...kely to snore. Breastfeeding, birth weight, body mass
index at age 4.5 years and respiratory function whilst awake were found to be unrelated. The study cohort was drawn from participants in the Australian Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS) a randomised controlled trial of dietary intervention ...
Exercise lowers insulin in breast cancer survivors
...gh changes in insulin levels and/or changes in fat mass
or deposition, said Ligibel. "Exercise has benefits all through treatment and afterwards. It's an investment in a woman's health and hopefully will prove to lower her risk of dying from breast cancer." ...
TV ads may spur more stroke victims to get help sooner
... over time and third, the convergence of corporate mass
media campaign strategies and tactics utilized to ...le each time. To explore the effectiveness of the mass
media campaigns on stroke awareness and treatment behaviors, researchers reviewed the Canadian Strok...
Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly
...ON, Texas Why do older people tend to lose muscle mass
and grow frail? One important factor identified by medical science is the reduced ability of the elderly to respond to the muscle-building stimulus of the hormone insulin. Insulin is best known for its link to diabetes a condition in which either...
'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death
...opsy may be useful as a pre-autopsy triage tool in mass
casualty scenarios. "More and more, advanced imaging tools such as MDCT are being applied to forensic investigations," Dr. Levy said. "In the future, imaging in forensics may be just as important as imaging in clinical medicine."...
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