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News tag: BMI


Obesity’s link to colon cancer

25 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Being overweight has been associated with health issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and an elevated risk of diabetes or heart disease, but a new condition joins the list: colon cancer, new research suggests. Most of the time, when we think of obesity, we see the immediate body…


Fiber daily intake proves key in weight loss

17 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Eating at least 30 grams of fiber per day has the same weight loss benefits as following a stricter set of recommendation as offered by the American Heart Association (A.H.A), a new study shows. In the study, 240 people diagnosed as clinically obese with metabolic syndrome were asked to either…


Numbers to consider for improved health

16 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
February is American Hearth Month, making it the best time to assess your risk of heart disease, and make changes to improve your health. To assess your heart health, consider the following numbers to keep your heart in perfect shape: 0, 5, 10, 25, and 30 Zero means zero smoking.…


Plethora of genes contribute to obesity predisposition

12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Scientists discovered that obesity is the result of 97 different DNA mutations placed all over the body, including the the brain, to expert’s surprise. Some mutations are linked to appetite, but others need further investigation, new research announced. In the study, conducted at the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits…


Women with psychological trauma have increased risk of diabetes

9 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Women with previous post-traumatic stress disorder episodes are exposed to nearly a doubled risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study unveils. Conducted by a team of researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, the study was published in the journal Jama Psychiatry on…


New cancer cases linked to obesity reach half a million yearly

26 Nov, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Obesity has been known as a culprit for heart disease and diabetes, and people with high body mass index (BMI) have a higher risk factor for cancers affecting the esophagus, colon, rectum, kidneys, pancreas, gallbladder, breasts, ovaries and endometrium. But a new study revealed the contribution of obesity to increasing…


Large bellies in men leading to longer sexual intercourse (study)

16 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Research conducted at the Erciyes University in Turkey, delivers good news to men having large bellies: their sexual performances are superior to men with a normal weight. Gathering data from 200 people over one and a half year, the scientists concluded BMI (Body Mass Index) is linked to longer sex…


Skirt size predicts increased risk of breast cancer

25 Sep, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
A recent study shows women who need a larger skirt size every ten years, age 25 to 65 years, have a 33 percent higher risk of breast cancer following menopause. Involving more than 90,000 women, the study performed at Department of women’s cancer at University College London (UCL) offers important…