Medical News Today: BMI calculators and charts

Body mass index or BMI is one way to see if a person can see if they are is underweight, if their weight is appropriate, or if they have excess weight. Use these calculators to check your BMI.
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In this study, we evaluated the influence of body mass index on axial and overall MSP severity (0-10 numeric rating scale) 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year after MVC among 917 European Americans who presented to the emergency department for initial evaluation. After adjusting for an array of sociodemographic factors, obesity (particularly morbid obesity) was an independent risk factor for worse MSP after MVC (eg, RR 1.41 [95% CI 1.11, 1.80] for moderate or severe MSP 6 months after MVC among morbidly obese vs normal weight MVC survivors). Interestingly, substantial effect modification was observed between obesity risk and a g...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In view of the fact that one out of nine care recipients receiving assistance from home care services is affected by at least one non-healing wound, special attention should be paid to the prevention, detection and treatment of chronic wounds. Furthermore, it seems particularly necessary to identify the relevant risk groups in order to be able to initiate adequate and preventive measures at an early stage. PMID: 30777680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - Category: Health Management Tags: Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes Source Type: research
In conclusion, the peripheral-induced inflammation elicited metabolic alterations that provoked impairment in striatal dopamine metabolism. The moderate exercise prevented the increase of urinary neopterin and preserved mitochondrial activity under LPS-induced inflammatory conditions.
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of DiseaseAuthor(s): Cesar Echeverria, Felipe Eltit, Juan F. Santibanez, Sebastian Gatica, Claudio Cabello-Verrugio, Felipe SimonAbstractIn recent years, the vascular endothelium has gained attention as a key player in the initiation and development of pregnancy disorders.Endothelium acts as an endocrine organ that preserves the homeostatic balance by responding to changes in metabolic status. However, in metabolic disorders, endothelial cells adopt a dysfunctional function, losing their normal responsiveness.Du...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Basis of Disease - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
The number of obese and morbidly obese patients is increasing and so is the burden of renal disease in these patients. In a large series of biopsies from the morbidly obese patient population, Choung et  al. show that there is heterogeneity in the renal disease affecting this population. It is imperative that the underlying renal disease in obese patients be correctly diagnosed for optimal management.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
A hundred thousand years ago, you’d have no doubt what and how to eat. You would wake up every morning, grab your spear, club or axe and go kill something, wander and gather berries, nuts, or dig in the dirt for roots and tubers, or set traps for fish and reptiles. If you succeeded in the hunt, you would consume every organ that included thyroid, thymus, pancreas, stomach, liver, as well as meat. You’d drink water from streams and rivers, allow skin surface to be exposed to sunlight. You would NOT shower with soap or shampoo, apply hand sanitizer, drink chlorinated water, consume foods laced with herbicides and...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates autoimmune gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Marcelo Montenegro, Helena Slongo, Cassia Raquel Teatin Juliato, Vatche Arakel Minassian, Ali Tavakkoli, Luiz Gustavo Oliveira BritoABSTRACTObjectiveTo determine the effect of bariatric surgery (BS) on the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFD), specifically on urinary incontinence (UI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and fecal incontinence (FI).Data SourcesA systematic review (PROSPERO registration no. CRD42017068452) with a literature search was performed using the PubMed, Scopus, and SciELO databases for all...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder. Patients may present with a combination of hyperandrogenism symptoms, menstrual irregularities, metabolic syndrome, infertility, acne, and obesity. PCOS diagnosis is based on three diagnostic guidelines. Treatment options include oral contraceptive pills, antiandrogens, and metformin. NPs can improve diagnosed patients' quality of life through education about this disorder.
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: ENDOCRINE DISORDERS: CE Connection Source Type: research
People in the United States may be getting control of their blood pressure, but their weight is another story, a new study says.
Source: Health News - - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsThese findings reveal MLKL as a regulator of insulin sensitivity and suggest necroptotic regulators might be potential therapeutic targets for insulin resistance and T2D.
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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