Posts Tagged ‘BMI’
It’s no secret that excess weight can put you at risk for many of today’s fatal illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. But did you know that obesity can send you to an early grave? Shocking, but absolutely true. A study published in the Lancet found that all those burgers, pizza, cakes, and chips that you love so much are quite literally killing you—slowly AND early—due to the fact that excess body fat and an elevated body mass index (BMI) increases your risk of an early death. Researchers looked at findings from nearly 240 studies with a combined […]
Continue reading Eating Your Way to an Early Death?
Posted in: News Briefs
Tags: BMI, fat loss
Long-term follow-up of more than 7000 middle-aged adults without diabetes showed that unhealthy behaviors like excessive weight gain, smoking and heavy drinking may explain almost half of the social disparities in type 2 diabetes. The study which was recently published online on the British Medical Journal looked into socioeconomic and lifestyle related risk factors for diabetes in study participants taking part in the Whitehall II study involving British civil servants, aged 35 to 55 in 1985. An international team of researchers assessed the health behaviors including smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity, as well as the body mass index, […]
Continue reading Lifestyle Factors Increase Diabetes Risk
Posted in: Diabetes, News Briefs
Tags: alcohol consumption, BMI, diabetes risk factors, diet, physical activity, smoking
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