BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese

Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term health, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online in Pediatric Obesity. The researchers found that BMI has high specificity […]

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25 Percent Do Not Change Bad Health Habits After Heart Attack, Stroke

Theres no stronger scare tactic into leading a healthy lifestyle than suffering a heart attack or stroke, which is why it may be surprising that many survivors dont make changes needed to improve their health. A study published in April in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows one in four men doesnt make […]

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Weight-loss Tips: 25 Ways To Lose Weight, Keep It Off

More than half of Americans say they want to lose weight, according to a recent survey of 1,057 adults conducted for the International Food Information Council Foundation. Almost all say they are trying to improve at least one aspect of their eating habits, and nearly nine in 10 are trying to eat more fruits and […]

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