Tag Archive: BMI

Jun
23

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach 10 years of age in comparison to those who have not been exposed to second hand smoke.

Jul
01

A Mayo Clinic study published in Pediatric Obesity has reported that physicians using body mass index (BMI)

A Mayo Clinic study published in Pediatric Obesity has reported that physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing nearly 25% of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI. Researchers noted that while BMI has high specificity in identifying pediatric obesity, meaning BMI accurately identifies children …

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Jun
01

In children, the correlation between body mass index (BMI)

In children, the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and activity level is weak, reports a new study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine 61st Annual Meeting. When stratified by BMI, subjects in the lowest and highest quintiles corresponded to the lowest amount of activity; however, the correlation was not very strong.

May
22

• The risk of experiencing birth asphyxia increases for babies born to women who are overweight or obese,

The risk of experiencing birth asphyxia increases for babies born to women who are overweight or obese, reports a recent study published in PLOS Medicine. Study authors noted that the rates of low Apgar scores increased with maternal BMI.

May
01

A novel research has suggested that young girls who have been called “too fat” have increased odds of being obese as young adults

A novel research has suggested that young girls who have been called “too fat” have increased odds of being obese as young adults. Study authors noted that girls who had been called “too fat” at the age of 10 by their father, mother, brother, sister, friend or teacher, were more likely to have a BMI …

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Apr
18

A new study published online April 15 in JAMA

A new study published online April 15 in JAMA has revealed that women who carry extra weight before pregnancy or during early gestation are at an increased risk of having their infants die shortly before or after birth. The study authors noted that the risk was highest among the most obese women. There were about …

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Apr
09

A new study published in the May issue of Pediatrics has revealed that children of obese fathers

A new study published in the May issue of Pediatrics has revealed that children of obese fathers have an increased risk for developing autistic disorder and Asperger disorder. Also, the risk heightened with increasing body mass index (BMI). The study noted that the risk of autistic disorder was 0.27% in children with obese fathers (BMI …

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Apr
08

A British study published in the European Journal of Human Genetics has found that men who start smoking before the age of 11 have increased odds of having sons who are overweight

A British study published in the European Journal of Human Genetics has found that men who start smoking before the age of 11 have increased odds of having sons who are overweight. Of the data available from 9,886 fathers, 54% were smokers at some time and 3% of these had started smoking regularly before the …

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Apr
01

Muscle strength is as important as diet and exercise in losing or controlling weight and maintaining cardiometabolic health for adolescents

Muscle strength is as important as diet and exercise in losing or controlling weight and maintaining cardiometabolic health for adolescents, reports a new study published online March 31 in Pediatrics. The study authors analyzed the records of 1421 adolescents and noted that BMI was independently associated with higher metabolic risk score (MetScores). Regular physical activity …

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Feb
23

Two studies suggest that genetic differences in how infants respond to food may play a role in obesity risk

Two studies suggest that genetic differences in how infants respond to food may play a role in obesity risk. In the first study, among newborn sets of twins, the twin with higher responsiveness to food and lower satiety gained more weight than the twin who was more easily sated. The other study found that infants …

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