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Body mass index

Being overweight may up heart disease risk

Thickening of vessel walls is widely considered to be the first sign of atherosclerosis, a disease in which fatty plaques build up within the arteries and lead to heart disease, a researcher said.


Aug 04, 2018, 12:29 PM IST

Fat loss vs weight loss: Breaking the kilogram myth

The weighing scale can be your worst enemy.

Apr 10, 2018, 16:02 PM IST

Making neighbourhoods more walkable can prevent childhood obesity

Making neighbourhoods more walkable can have a positive impact on kids’ waist line and BMI (body mass index).

Mar 30, 2018, 18:03 PM IST

Monitor your body fat to curb risk of breast cancer, study warns postmenopausal women

The findings of the research are scheduled to be presented at a conference of the American Association for Cancer Research to be held in Texas from January 27-30.

Jan 27, 2018, 11:35 AM IST

Watching TV, using smartphones before bed may cause weight gain in kids: Study

Studies have previously associated kids' habit of using smartphones with problems in mental health like depression, suicidal tendencies, etc, lack of concentration, and other health issues.

Dec 09, 2017, 13:45 PM IST

Overweight women should undergo mammography more frequently: Study

Researchers identified the risk factors associated with tumours that do not get detected until larger than two centimetre, or about the size of a peanut.

Nov 21, 2017, 12:16 PM IST

Skinny people more susceptible to death after common heart problems treatment

Underweight people are more likely to have the highest mortality, length of stay and rate of readmission to the hospital within 30 days for those undergoing cardiac catheterisation.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:32 PM IST

Want to lose that fat around your belly? Having a big breakfast daily might help!

The findings showed that people who ate more than three meals daily and made dinner their largest meal were at the risk of developing a higher BMI -- associated with increased of risks of various diseases.

Jul 21, 2017, 19:45 PM IST

How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

The findings revealed that for every 11 cm increase in the waistline, the risk of obesity related cancers such as breast, bowel, womb, oesophageal (food pipe), pancreatic, kidney, liver, upper stomach (gastric cardia), gallbladder, ovarian, thyroid, etc., escalates by 13 per cent.

May 24, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

Parents, take note! Don't let your child recognize food brands as it may cause high BMI

The findings also indicate that children often struggle with recalling details about food brands by misidentifying components with mascots and other fantasy characters that they are exposed to during the preschool years.

May 04, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

Is avocado the best food for weight loss?

In a new study, researchers suggest eating avocados may help lower body weight, body mass index (BMI) as well as lead to smaller waist circumference.

May 03, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

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.

Jan 24, 2017, 10:47 AM IST

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.

Oct 18, 2016, 14:57 PM IST

Attention working ladies! Weight gain can hamper your professional career

Are you looking for a job in the service sector? If yes, then watch your weight as researchers have found that an increase in weight had a negative impact on female candidates in their job prospects.

Sep 09, 2016, 20:43 PM IST

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.

Sep 06, 2016, 08:49 AM IST

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.

Jun 29, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

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.

Jun 20, 2016, 15:11 PM IST

Pot belly ups heart failure risk

The study showed a clear correlation between higher Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference and the risk of heart failure.

Apr 02, 2016, 15:08 PM IST

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.


Apr 01, 2016, 17:52 PM IST

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.

Feb 19, 2016, 09:32 AM IST