BMI News

Here's what increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in diabetics

Body mass index, a common measure of obesity, has been recently shown to be an imperfect metric because it does not distinguish between lean muscle mass and fat mass.

Mother's weight determines child's BMI: Study

Parents have a major impact on their children's health and lifestyle. Behaviours that lead to obesity are easily transferred from parent to child, say reports.


A higher BMI causes depression even in the absence of other health problems: Study

The research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology concludes that the psychological impact of being overweight causes depression, more than associated illnesses such as diabetes. 

Wife's BMI can influence men's risk of developing diabetes

The findings showed that a man, whose wife had a BMI of 30 kg/m2, had a 21-per cent higher risk of developing diabetes than men whose wives had a BMI of 25 kg/m2 - regardless of the man's own BMI.

Eat more plant-based diet to avoid obesity in later life

Eating a plant-based diet to protect against obesity does not require a radical change in diet or a total elimination of meat or animal products. Instead, it can be achieved in various ways, such as moderate reduction of red meat consumption or eating a few more vegetables.

Lancet study links high BMI, diabetes to cancer

The Lancet study found that of the new cases in 18 kinds of cancer, 5,44,300 were attributable to high BMI, equivalent to 3.9 per cent of all cancers.


Overweight men at higher risk of prostate cancer

Studies have shown that men who have a large waist circumference and are overweight are at higher risks of being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Keep your body in shape if you want to live longer

People who had a heavy body shape from their childhood and also put on weight during their middle age are at highest risk of mortality.

Less height in men, more weight in women affects income

A genetics-based study found that shorter men and heavier women earn statistically less then their taller and slimmer counterparts, respectively.

Same BMI, better health: Still fat but a whole lot fitter

An intervention in a Pune school, conducted over a five-year period, had a remarkable impact on students struggling with their expanding waistlines.