Body Mass Index

Improvements in Mortality Rates Stalled by Rising BMI in the United States

Improvements in Mortality Rates Stalled by Rising BMI in the United States

A recent study examined the extent to which rising BMI accounts for reductions in the rate of mortality using data from cohorts of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and linked mortality files.

Body Fat May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Women With Normal BMI

Body Fat May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Women With Normal BMI

High body fat levels are associated with elevated risk of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with normal body mass index.

Effect of School-Based Intervention on Preventing Childhood Obesity

Effect of School-Based Intervention on Preventing Childhood Obesity

The school-based healthy lifestyle program intervention encouraged healthy eating and physical activity and included a daily physical activity opportunities and termly cooking skills workshops.

Exercise May Reduce Abdominal Adiposity, Inflammation Independent of BMI

Exercise May Reduce Abdominal Adiposity, Inflammation Independent of BMI

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Abdominal obesity and low inflammation levels independent of body mass index are inversely associated with fitness.

Metabolic Syndrome Not Associated With Incident Knee Osteoarthritis

Metabolic Syndrome Not Associated With Incident Knee Osteoarthritis

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Study uses data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort to investigate possible relationships between knee osteoarthritis and components of the metabolic syndrome.

Addition of Bariatric Surgery to Intensive Medical Therapy More Effective at Resolving T2D Hyperglycemia

Addition of Bariatric Surgery to Intensive Medical Therapy More Effective at Resolving T2D Hyperglycemia

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Bariatric surgery improved outcomes in weight, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, and quality of life compared with intensive medical therapy alone.

Intentional Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women Associated With Reduced Endometrial Cancer RIsk

Intentional Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women Associated With Reduced Endometrial Cancer RIsk

Weight loss during menopause is associated with a lower risk of endometrial cancer.

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