The Obesity Paradox and Mortality Associated With Surrogates of Body Size and Muscle Mass in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis
- How To: Figure your body mass index. Duncan, Andy // Overdrive;Sep2008, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p36
The article offers formula on how to calculate body mass index (BMI). BMI is a number that compares a person's weight and height. BMI is equal to weight (pounds) times 703 over height (inches) squared. If BMI is less than 18.5, a person is considered as underweight. Moreover, a person is...
- Prediction of measured weight from self-reported weight was not improved after stratification by body mass index. May, Anne M.; Barnes, Daniel R.; Forouhi, Nita G.; Luben, Robert; Khaw, Kay-Tee; Wareham, Nicholas J.; Peeters, Petra H.M.; Sharp, Stephen J. // Obesity (19307381);Jan2013, Vol. 21 Issue 1, pE137
Objective: Self-reported weight may underestimate measured weight. Researchers have tried to reduce the error using statistical models to predict weight from self-reported weight. We investigate whether deriving equations within separate BMI categories improves the prediction of weight compared...
- Defining obesity by body mass index in the Thai population: an epidemiologic study. Pongchaiyakul, Chatlert; Nguyen, Tuan V.; Kosulwat, Vongsvat; Rojroongwasinkul, Nipa; Charoenkiatkul, Somsri; Pongchaiyakul, Choowong; Sanchaisuriya, Patara; Rajatanavin, Rajata // Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition;2006, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p293
The objective of this study was to develop cut-off values and evaluate the accuracy of body mass index (BMI) in the definition of obesity in the Thai population. A cross-sectional, epidemiologic study in 340 men and 507 women aged 50 Â± 16 yr (mean Â± SD; range: 20-84 yr), were sampled by...
- CAN YOU BE A HEAVY AND HEALTHY? SOLE-SMITH, VIRGINIA // Marie Claire (US Edition);Aug2014, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p180
The article focuses on studies regarding body mass index. It is noted that according to a study by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overweight people were 6% less likely to die in any given time period than people who were normal weight while extremely obese people...
- Does smoking have a causal effect on weight reduction? Chen, Zhuo; Yen, Steven; Eastwood, David // Journal of Family & Economic Issues;Spring2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p49
This study examines the relationship between smoking and body mass index (BMI) with a simultaneous equations system allowing for censoring and endogeneity of the number of cigarettes smoked, which alleviates simultaneity bias caused by unobserved heterogeneity and expansion bias by censoring in...
- Weight loss maintenance: Predictors of successful weight loss maintenance: a qualitative comparative analysis. // British Dental Journal;11/7/2014, Vol. 217 Issue 9, p525
Weight gain during the first few months following weight loss, would indicate future relapse.
- metabolic body size. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1452
A definition of the term "metabolic body size," which refers to body weight in kilograms, is presented.
- WHAT'S YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT? Burfoot, Amby // Runner's World;Jul2007, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p67
The article examines the ideal weight for runners. The article discusses body mass index and health weight loss.
- How useful is waist circumference for assessment of abdominal obesity in Korean pre-menopausal women during weight loss? Mi-Ja Hwang; Won-Suk Chung; Gallagher, Dympna; Deog-Yoon Kim; Hyun-Dae Shin; Mi-Yeon Song // Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Jun2008, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p229
Asian women are known to have a larger amount of abdominal fat (AF) for the same level of BMI compared with Caucasian and African-American women. This study was aimed to determine whether waist circumference (WC) could be useful as an index of AF compared with AF measured by dual energy x-ray...