Tag Archive: body mass index (BMI)

Dec 26

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has called for a lower threshold of the body mass index (BMI)

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has called for a lower threshold of the body mass index (BMI) cut points in Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes. The current ADA guidelines recommend screening members of the general population for type 2 diabetes when they have a BMI of 25 kg/m² or higher. For Asian Americans, the …

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Dec 15

Routine measures of obesity are significantly associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD)

Routine measures of obesity are significantly associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) among middle-aged citizens who do not smoke, suggest the findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Waist-to-hip ratio was directly associated with SCD, while measures of body-mass index (BMI) and waist circumference were indirectly associated with SCD. …

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Dec 14

Routine measures of obesity are significantly associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD)

Routine measures of obesity are significantly associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) among middle-aged citizens who do not smoke, findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study indicate. However, only the waist-to-hip ratio, an index of reflecting both subcutaneous and intra-abdominal fat, was directly associated with SCD, while measures of …

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Nov 17

One’s degree of visceral adiposity and its change over time, measured by computed tomography (CT)

One’s degree of visceral adiposity and its change over time, measured by computed tomography (CT), predict risk of developing metabolic syndrome independently of body mass index (BMI), suggests a new analysis based on a Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) cohort. The findings are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging.