News tagged with body mass index

Shunning the sun may be harmful to your health

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than a million new cases diagnosed each year. But efforts to prevent it might be creating a health crisis of another sort.

dateDec 21, 2010 in Health
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Panel recommends expanding use of stomach bands

(AP) -- About 12 million more obese Americans could soon qualify for surgery to implant a small, flexible stomach band designed to help them lose weight by dramatically limiting their food intake. The Food and Drug Administration ...

dateDec 04, 2010 in Other
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New study identifies ideal body mass index

A study looking at deaths from any cause found that a body mass index (BMI) between 20.0 and 24.9 is associated with the lowest risk of death in healthy non-smoking adults. Investigators also provided precise estimates of ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Health
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Belly fat puts women at risk for osteoporosis

For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss. However, a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...

dateNov 30, 2010 in Health
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