Body Mass Index and Health

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Nova Publishers, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 144 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 and Outcome After Coronary Surgery
1
Body Mass Index and Coronary Artery Disease in the Elderly
17
Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea and Its Association with Obesity
31
The Influence of Obesity on Outcomes in EndStage Renal Failure
43
Limitations and Pitfalls of Body Mass Index as an Indicator of Body Fat Content
59
The Effect of Body Mass Index on the Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
81
Evaluation of the Mandibular Bone Quality in Complete and Removable Partial Denture Wearers Dependent on Different Body Mass Index
97
Complex Relationship between Morbidity and Body Mass Index of Physically Active Workers
119
Index
137
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