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Severe Obesity In Middle Age Increases Risk Of Early Death By 50 Percent

A British study has found a potential link between severe obesity and premature death. People who have a BMI of 40 to 45 were said to be 50 percent more likely to die an early death compared to those with normal scores.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2019

Being Above Or Below Recommended Weight Could Shave 4 Years Off Life Expectancy

Having a higher body mass index has been linked to early mortality. A new study claimed that above or below the normal BMI increases a person's risk of dying from serious illnesses.

Public Health October 31, 2018

22 Percent Of The World's Population Projected To Be Obese In 27 Years

New findings estimate that 22 percent of the world's population will be obese by 2045. About one in eight people around the world will also have diabetes, including nearly one in five people in the United States.

Public Health May 25, 2018

Obese People Have More Energy Reserve To Survive Infection During Hospital Admissions: Study

New studies concluded that obesity helps fight off infections during hospital admissions. Experts found that obese individuals fare better in this medical aspect than people with normal weight due to extra energy reserve.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018

Despite Normal BMI, Excess Weight Around Waist Could Raise Death Risk

In a new study, people with a normal body mass index but carry excess weight around their middle have the highest death risk from any cause. Find out the dangers of belly fat in this new research confirming previous findings.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2017

Women's Risk For Cancer Increases With Years Spent Being Overweight

The longer women spend being obese or overweight, the greater their risk of developing certain types of cancers, such as breast and endometrial, a new study says. For every 10 years they spend overweight, their cancer risk increases by 7 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 17, 2016

Reading And Hearing BMI Everywhere? Here's What BMI Is In English

Body mass index is often used as an effective tool to predict one's health. Individuals classified as obese are often associated with increased risk for debilitating diseases later in life.

Life April 5, 2016

Waistline Better Than BMI In Predicting Heart Disease Risk

Abdominal fat emerged as a strong predictor of heart illness in type 1 or type 2 diabetes patients. The link between belly fat - which manifests in apple-shaped bodies - and left ventricular dysfunction even appeared independent of BMI and total weight.

Life April 4, 2016

Body Fat More Dangerous To Health Than Body Size

Having more body fat is more dangerous than being declared overweight or obese in the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale. Researchers found that those who have high BMIs do not necessarily have high body fat as it may be that they have heavier bone or muscle mass.

Life March 9, 2016

This Is How Being Obese Can Impact Your Brain Memory

Obesity impacts one's cognitive ability. People who are obese are at an increased risk of cognitive impairment.

Life February 29, 2016

BMI Incorrectly Tags Millions Of Americans As Obese And Unhealthy

A new study has found that BMI incorrectly tags millions of Americans as unhealthy. Experts said people should not only look at their BMI values, but other health markers as well.

Life February 8, 2016

People Considered Overweight Or Obese Based On BMI Not Necessarily Unhealthy

Individuals with high body mass index are often considered as unhealthy. By looking at the link between BMI and health markers, however, researchers find that many obese and overweight individuals are metabolically healthy.

Life February 5, 2016

Babies, Toddlers Who Rapidly Gain Weight May Have Higher Childhood Blood Pressure Risk

Rapid weight gain in infants and toddlers was linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure later during childhood. More health issues could follow in young adult years, including high cholesterol and high blood sugar.

Life January 25, 2016

Obese People Who Exercise Regularly Likely To Die Earlier Than Slim, Unfit People

The idea that 'fat but fit is OK' may be misconstrued, as a new Swedish study revealed. Turns out, obese people who exercise regularly are more likely to die prematurely than slim people who are unfit.

Life December 21, 2015

Changing Sleep Schedules May Raise Heart Disease, Diabetes Risks

Sudden changes in sleep routines could increase the risks for diabetes and heart disease, a new study revealed. Researchers looked into a person’s social jetlag or the differences between the body’s circadian rhythm and the person’s social schedules.

Life November 19, 2015

Losing Weight Can Significantly Reduce Your Risk For Cancer

A new study lists cancer prevention as one of the many benefits of weight loss. Every five point increase in the body mass index carries a 62 percent risk of developing uterus cancer and a 25 percent risk of developing kidney cancer.

Life October 21, 2015

Does Size Matter? New Study Says Height And Body Mass Influence Number Of Mating Partners

Researchers at Chapman University in California discovered that taller males and those who belong to the upper-middle of the BMI scale are more likely to have more sexual partners compared to shorter and slightly lighter men.

Life October 5, 2015

New Gene And BMI Study Says Tall People Are More Likely To Be Slim

Study claimed genetics control your height and body mass index. Tall people are genetically wired to be slim.

Life September 18, 2015

Scientists Discover Switch To Turn Off Obesity: How This Gene Tweak Works

Researchers found that the gene associated with obesity may be switched off and inhibit its effects. The findings of the study are said to pave the way for a breakthrough in obesity treatment.

Life August 21, 2015

Dad Bod Really Exists: First-Time Dads Gain Weight, Confirms New Study

A recent study conducted by Northwestern University researchers suggests that men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in their BMI rating.

July 23, 2015

Obese Individuals Have Low Probability Of Returning To Normal Weight: Some Tips To Combat Obesity

A new study conducted by researchers at King's College London suggests that people with obesity have a more difficult time in achieving a normal body weight compared to others.

Life July 18, 2015

Majority Of Overweight Teens Unaware Of Their Condition

Scientists at Cancer Research UK discovered that more than a third of overweight or obese teenagers do not consider themselves as being too heavy and think their body size is just about right.

Life July 10, 2015

More Adventurous Eaters Often Healthier Than Picky Eaters: Study

A new study conducted by Cornell University researchers suggests that adventurous eaters or those that are willing to eat new types of food, tend to have a lower body mass index compared to those who prefer to stick to eating tried-and-tested food.

Life July 7, 2015

Fat Can Save You From Heart Disease: Here's How

Experts discover how fat can save obese people from future heart disease. After analyzing body fat tissues, the mechanisms involved in the life-saving mechanisms of fat is finally revealed.

Life June 8, 2015

Teen Obesity May Increase Risk Of Colorectal Cancer Later In Life

A new study conducted in the United States and in Sweden suggests that male teenagers who are either overweight or obese have a higher chance of developing colon and rectal cancer in their later years.

Life May 27, 2015

Overweight Type 2 Diabetes Patients Tend To Live The Longest: Why?

Researchers have discovered that of people with type 2 diabetes, overweight patients are more likely to survive than normal-weight patients. They call their discovery the 'obesity paradox.'

Life May 6, 2015

Don't Look Down On Your Pee, It Can Calculate Your Obesity Risk

Researchers have discovered a way to identify specific metabolic markers in urine to determine if a person is likely to develop obesity and other diseases.

Life April 30, 2015

Want to Lose Weight? Weigh Yourself Once a Week: New Study

Diligently weighing yourself can lead to actual weight loss, according to a study. That's an easy complement to eating healthy and engaging in regular physical activity.

Life December 19, 2014

2.1 billion people are now obese or overweight, new report urges governments to act

A new study showed that no country has lowered its obesity rates for more than thirty years. This pressing public health concern is increasing and if not addressed properly, could lead to more chronic diseases and problems for health-care systems worldwide.

Life May 29, 2014

Body Mass Index is good but Body Shape Index is better predictor of mortality: Study

Better than BMI, a new tool for measuring body fat takes into account where the weight is concentrated. The new tool, called ABSI, has shown itself to be a better predictor of mortality rates as well.

February 27, 2014

Beware! Hearty appetite of babies linked to obesity risk

Findings of a new study could hopefully do something about the growing obesity problem, as researchers have tried to find markers that could identify individuals at risk of the condition early on and target them for intervention.

Life February 19, 2014

Carrot Fit: New weight loss app will insult you into losing weight

The Carrot Fit app either gives compliments or hurls insults to motivate "chubby humans" to lose weight. What would you choose?

Apps/Software February 6, 2014

You can't be fat and fit at same time, new study claims

Experts conclude that there is no such thing as "obese but healthy," based on data correlating weight, metabolic diseases, cardiac diseases, and premature death.

Life December 3, 2013

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