Screen racial, ethnic groups at lower BMI levels for diabetes, researchers say
May 13, 2022
A newly vetted set of BMI diagnosis thresholds can help clinicians catch diabetes earlier in higher risk groups, investigators say.
BMI tied to pain in patients with hand osteoarthritis
Feb 23, 2022
Higher body mass index linked to greater severity of pain in hands, feet, knees/hips
Genetic risk for obesity ups likelihood of kidney disease
Feb 08, 2022
Findings largely independent of blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
Stable body mass index helps predict better cognitive health in seniors
Jan 28, 2022
Significant fluctuations in body mass index are linked to a 60% faster progression of cognitive decline in older adults, researchers say.
Stable body mass index tied to slower cognitive decline in older adults
Jan 25, 2022
Findings seen regardless of whether a person has normal, overweight, or obese BMI at baseline
These 3 factors raise nursing assistants’ risk of shoulder injury in LTC
Jun 03, 2021
Nursing assistants with a lower body mass index, a higher-level position, and a work-through-pain workstyle have greater odds of experiencing work-related shoulder injuries, according to a new study from...
COVID risk rises with body mass index, major CDC study finds
Mar 10, 2021
The agency’s latest findings confirm a link between obesity and the need for invasive mechanical ventilation and death from COVID-19. Meanwhile, physicians are pushing to prioritize metabolic health...
Diabetes risk impacted more by excess weight than genetics, experts say
Sep 01, 2020
Bringing weight below an individualized “trigger” threshold could prevent or even reverse the disease, the results of a new study indicate.
One in ten with diabetes die within week of COVID-19 hospitalization: Weight a key factor
Jun 01, 2020
Researchers have linked higher BMI in diabetes to adverse COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients.
Weight for it: High BMI, extra pounds may lead to cardiovascular disease, study says
Jun 17, 2019
Investigators have found that excess weight and body fat are a likely cause of cardiovascular disease, not simply associated with it.