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body mass index

[¦bäd·ē ¦mas ‚in·deks]
(medicine)
An estimation of the amount of fat stored in adipose tissue that can be calculated by dividing the body weight in kilograms by the square of the height in meters. Abbreviated BMI.
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The CROES percutaneous nephrolithotomy global study: The influence of body mass index on outcome.
Obesity (a body mass index at or above 30 kg/m2) was linked to a 50% higher chance that people would have two or more of these non-AIDS conditions.
Overall, the trends indicate that in many high income countries, action to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol is having an impact, but there is a need to do more on body mass index and managing diabetes.
A British study published in Lancet in 2009 found that people with a body mass index from 30 to 35 die about three years earlier than normal, while those who were morbidly fat, with an index above 40, die about a decade earlier.
At Cincinnati Children's and other centers, adolescents who are candidates for bariatric surgery must have a body mass index of at least 40 kg/[m.
Mickelson, 6ft 3in, has trimmed himself down to 200lb, yielding a body mass index of 25.
The investigational device could provide a much-anticipated opportunity for Americans ineligible for adjustable gastric banding procedures because they do not have a body mass index of 35 or above," Smith said.
The new Full Body Sensor body composition monitor and scale (HBF-516) from Omron also does more than just calculate weight; it uses six electrodes at hands and feet to measure seven fitness indicators, including body age, body fat, visceral fat (a warning sign for heart disease and Type II diabetes), skeletal muscle, body mass index and resting metabolism.
There were no statistical differences in terms of gender, age, body mass index, comorbidities, and duration of procedure.
Information was gathered on the interval between the two pregnancies, education level, height, whether a smoker or not, and change in body mass index between the two pregnancies.
To make sure you're not aiming for an unhealthy or unrealistic goal, you should plug your height and desired weight into a Body Mass Index Calculator, or look on a Body Mass Index Chart.
Members of that group lost an average of 2 pounds, lowered their blood pressure by almost 10 percent, and displayed drops in body-fat percentage, body mass index, and waist-to-hip ratio.