Children who are already are overweight at an early age  are more likely to have a higher bloodpressure and other future heart problems.

If children are in the growth, they are generally thinner. Then, at some point they come to the point that the body weight increases faster than they grow and at this point the BMI increases. This is called the adiposity rebound. The adiposity rebound u…

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Relying solely on the BMI chart in the assessment of child obesity creates inaccurate estimates. This news was recently published in the journal "Public Health".

The study, led by Dr. Claire Griffiths has focused on childhood obesity. We looked at the waist BMI, abdominal circumference and waist-height ratio. Dr. Griffiths commented: "The BMI calculator is a useful method, however, may be better a…

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Recently, there has been found a link between people with high BMI or a large waist circumference and the increased risk of hearing loss. Healthy and sporting life is associated with a low risk of poor hearing, hearing loss. So it comes down to is that it is wise to move enough, keep your bmi low and thus avoid the risk of hearing loss.

The study was conducted by American scientists. They believe…

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For people with chronic low back pain, the body mass index (BMI) were not significantly associated with self-reported pain and disability. There is no direct link between BMI and back pain according to a recently published study in the journal "Spine".

Cristy Brooks, of the University of Western Sydney analyzed changes on the basis of self-reported pain and disability among 128 men and women with…

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Allergy Platform has launched an investigation into the so-called FODMAP diet with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAP represents Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. There is some evidence that this group of carbohydrates to contribute PDS, because they are poorly digested and absorbed in the small intestine.

The research is performed in 50 patients with IB…

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Children copy their eating behavior to that of their peers. This is evident from the doctoral research of Kirsten Bevelander of the Radboud University Nijmegen.

The behavioral scientist examined whether peers influence each other in food choices (healthy or unhealthy) and food intake (much or little sweets). They did so with several experiments in children of primary school age in their own school…

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Researchers suggest that it is wise to work with new BMI charts thresholds different populations.

Currently, a BMI of 30kg / 2m or greater is defined as obese, but people of South Asian and Chinese descent and have a similar risk of diabetes at a lower BMI than white people.

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence earlier this year called for further studies to define the threshold fo…

Read more: Each population group needs its own BMI value

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