Articles for Tag: "body mass index"

Can eating at the table lower your BMI? 
Can eating at the table lower your BMI?
Turning off the TV and engaging in some old fashioned conversation during meals is linked to better health, says a new study.
More doubts about accuracy of BMI 
More doubts about accuracy of BMI
Body mass index (BMI) has been a popular tool for determining healthy weight for more than 180 years. Find out why researchers are questioning this measurement.
Obesity declared a disease by doctors 
Obesity declared a disease by doctors
The American Medical Association voted this week to officially recognize obesity as a disease. So what does this mean?
ADHD may effect obesity later in life 
ADHD may effect obesity later in life
A new study links childhood diagnosis of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder with adult obesity. Here is what you should know.
Your weight could be a factor in liver disease, study says 
Your weight could be a factor in liver disease, study says
According to new research, your weight and the amount of alcohol you consume may increase your chances of developing chronic liver disease or even liver cancer.
Are apple-shaped bodies more prone to kidney disease? 
Are apple-shaped bodies more prone to kidney disease?
According to a new report, when abdominal fat increases it lowers kidney function, putting people at risk for kidney disease later in life.
Obesity in girls linked to multiple sclerosis 
Obesity in girls linked to multiple sclerosis
New study may link childhood obesity to multiple sclerosis.