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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Obesity impacts one's cognitive ability. People who are obese are at an increased risk of cognitive impairment.
Life February 29, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Study claimed genetics control your height and body mass index. Tall people are genetically wired to be slim.
Life September 18, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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