body mass index

Body Mass Index (bmi): Are You At A Healthy Weight?

The body mass index, or BMI, helps clarify an important distinction between being overweight or being obese. If you weigh too much, you’re obviously overweight. But if you have a very high proportion of body fat, you’re obese. Based on your body mass index, your doctor or other health professional will classify your weight as […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Remains The Key

WORCESTER   While previous diabetes studies showed a higher incidence of the disease among blacks, Latinos and Asians, a new study by the University of Massachusetts Medical School on women older than 50 found that if healthy lifestyles are adopted, there is a decreased difference among races and ethnicities. The study, which concluded that much of […]

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