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Obese Americans now outnumber those who are merely overweight: Could the BMI scale be the problem?

6/9/2016 - The number of Americans in the obese category has surpassed the number of Americans who are considered overweight. A new report published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shines a light on the growing weight problem in America, but the BMI scale used in these studies is an outdated measurement...

Fit but fat? 54 million Americans are overweight but still pretty healthy, researchers claim

2/17/2016 - How do you tell if a person is healthy? Without any other information, we are taught to assess an individual's health based on their appearance. While their physical presence does give the outside world some information, it hides the most important evidence: blood pressure, how fast they recover after...

Maintain a healthy weight with organic food and exercise to lower your risk of these 10 cancers

8/26/2014 - Excess weight sure is easy to come by, but hard to drop; that's just a simple fact. Cravings for the "bad sugars," the bad fat and the bad salt can be overwhelming, but so can the health detriment from being overweight or obese for an extended period of time. Not only could you find yourself battling...

New study links fast food to increased weight

1/22/2007 - Results from a recent study yield stronger evidence to correlate fast food with increased body weight. A collection of nearly 3,400 young adults were tested for a decade, and with each fast food meal they ingested, their body mass index (BMI) went up by a significant percentage, said Barry M. Popkin...

Gaining weight between pregnancies could lead to pregnancy complications (press release)

11/16/2006 - A number of studies over the years have found an association between obesity and pregnancy complications, including pre-eclampsia (hypertension), gestational diabetes and stillbirth, but there was little evidence of a direct, cause-and-effect relationship. A new, large-scale study from researchers at...

Waist-hip ratio should replace body mass index as indicator of mortality risk in older people (press release)

10/6/2006 - Older people with high waist-hip ratios (WHRs) have a higher mortality risk than those with a high body mass index, or BMI, a new study reveals. Whereas justifiable attention is given to the increasing problem of obesity in the general population, far less is known about the relationship between...

Being overweight as a teen associated with premature death in adulthood (press release)

9/20/2006 - Children and adolescents in the U.S. and around the world are becoming more overweight. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that there may be serious consequences to that trend. Researchers found that being overweight at age 18 is associated with an increased risk of...

Extra Pounds Mean Higher Health Costs (press release)

9/13/2006 - Medical and pharmacy costs rise steadily for employees with above normal body weight, reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Led by Feifei Wang, Ph.D., of the...

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