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One out of three Indian kids has unhealthy BMI, reveals survey

One out of three Indian kids has unhealthy BMI, reveals survey

The survey found that 69 per cent girls have a healthy BMI compared to 62 per cent boys.

High body mass index linked to cognitive decline in older adults!

Researchers have found that a higher body mass index can also negatively impact cognitive functioning in older adults.

Obese patients with kidney cancer may live longer: Study

Having a high body mass index (BMI) is a well-established risk factor for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer. BMI is the ratio of weight in kilograms divided by the squared height in meters.

Being obese or underweight ups risk of asthma in adolescents

Asthma is a lung condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.

Overweight twins may up diabetes risk

During a follow-up period of on average 12.4 years, differences between the twins were compared when it comes to incidents of mortality, heart attack and type 2 diabetes.

New method to reveal heart attack risk

Levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, body mass index (BMI), smoking habits and blood pressure are considered as traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease. There are several risk prediction calculators available today.

Overweight adolescents at high risk of heart failure

Heart failure, which relatively occurs around the average age of 47, has becomes a major threat to health worldwide.

Maintain healthy lifestyle to live cancer-free

About 20-40 percent of cancer cases could potentially be prevented through modifications to adopt a healthy lifestyle, the study found.

Waist not weight puts you at greater liver disease risk

When it comes to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease complications, it is waist that matters, not the weight, according to a recent study.

Women harshest judges of beauty, weight

Women harshest judges of beauty, weight

Assessing the relationship between gender, BMI and notion of 'attractiveness', a new study finds that weight is intrinsically linked to attractiveness and women are the harshest judges and most harshly judged.

Shocking! World now has more obese people than underweight

According to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI), the number of obese people worldwide had risen from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014.

 

Ditch car for public transit to shed those extra kilos

You should ditch your car and lace up your walking shoes or choose to cycle or take public transport for your morning commute, if you want to shed those extra kilos, according to a recent study.

Being overweight can dampen your memory!

The study found a link between high body mass index (BMI) and poorer performance on a test of 'episodic memory'.

Are we all getting fatter?

The BMI average was found to be at a higher level for both males and females, and also across all social groups.

BMI an inaccurate health indicator; mislabels millions of healthy people as 'obese'

The study led by UCLA psychologists has found that the use of BMI to assess a person's health has led to more than 54 million Americans as 'obese' and 'unhealthy', even though they are not.

'2 out of 5 Indian kids don't have healthy body mass index'

The study highlights how Indian schools are lagging in adequate playtime and fitness regime.

Fat around belly deadlier than being obese

Researchers found that normal-weight adults with central obesity have the worst long-term survival rate compared with any group, regardless of BMI.

Standing six hours a day cuts obesity risk

The association between standing and metabolic risk was assessed via metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors that increase the risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Middle-age growth of waistline ups bowel cancer risk

The researchers found an overall increase of 18 percent in relative risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer per five unit increase in body mass index.

Weight discrimination may cut short your life

The results confirm previous studies that had indicated that teasing a person to lose weight has the opposite effect over the long-term.