Body Mass Index: New Research

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Nova Publishers, 2005 - Science - 250 pages
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The Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults have defined 'overweight' as a body mass index value between 25 and 29.9; and 'obesity' as a body mass index value greater than or equal to 30. BMI is a ratio between weight and height. It is a mathematical formula that correlates with body fat, used to evaluate if a person is at an unhealthy weight (given a certain height). BMI value is more useful for predicting health risks than the weight alone (for adults ages 18 and up). Individuals with high BMI's are at increased risk of developing certain diseases, including: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Dyslipidemia, Adult-Onset Diabetes (Type II), Sleep Apnea, Osteoarthritis, Female Infertility, and other Conditions, including: idiopathic intracranial hypertension lower extremity venous stasis disease, gastroesophageal reflux and urinary stress incontinence. This new book gathers research from around the world in the critical field of obesity research and its effects.
 

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Contents

Body Mass Index From Quetelet to EvidenceBased Medicine
1
Health Outcomes of Child Adolescent and Adult Obesity A Review of the Research
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Fetal Growth Pattern and Body Composition
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BMI at Younger Ages and Health Related Quality of Life in Older Age
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BMI and its Relation to Body Composition Adolescence and Ethnicity General Considerations
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Dietary and Lifestyle Practices of Normal Weight and Overweight US Adults
117
Genetics of Obesity Current Understanding and Future Prospects
141
BMI Between Certain and Uncertain Critical Evaluation
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Application of Body Composition Assessment to the Association Between Obesity and Knee Osteoarthritis
181
Physiological Issues Relating to Resistive Force Selection during High Intensity Cycle Ergometer Exercise in Athletic Healthy and Special Populations...
209
Body Mass Index BMI Has It Got a Pivot Role in Auxology?
225
Index
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Page 198 - Hubert HB, Feinleib M, McNamara PM, Castelli WP. Obesity as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease: a 26-year follow-up of participants in the Framingham Heart Study.
Page 12 - Evidence-based nutrition principles and recommendations for the treatment and prevention of diabetes and related complications.
Page 11 - JC, Harris TB, Everett DF, et al. An overview of body weight of older persons, including the impact on mortality. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I — Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. J Clin Epidemiol.

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