Focus on Body Mass Index and Health Research

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Nova Publishers, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 156 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

The Influence of Body Weight and Shape in Determining Female and Male Physical Attractiveness
1
Epidemiological Study on Body Mass Index and Its Association in Japan
29
The BMI as a Risk Indicator for Human Reproductive Health
55
Body Mass Index and Body Fat Composition in Children and Adolescents
79
Leptin in Acute Phase Reaction
97
Further Evidence of an Upper Body Contribution to Leg Power and Blood Lactate Concentrations during High Intensity Cycle Ergometry The Influe...
119
Evaluation of the Mandibular Bone Quality in Complete and Removable Partial Denture Wearers Dependent on Different Body Mass Index
129
Index
149
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