Category: Overweight

What is Body Mass Index?

The body mass index is used to decide if a person is overweight or obese. It is based on height and weight. Overweight=BMI between 25-29 Obese=BMI 30 or higher Obesity causes the heart to work harder and can lead to a heart...

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Overweight or Obese

Roughly 70 percent of adults and 33 percent of children & teens are now overweight or obese. Roughly 46% of adults now have prediabetes or diabetes (mostly type 2). Of those with diabetes, 26% are overweight and 61% are...

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Bad Belly

People with more visceral (deep belly) fat have a higher risk of both cardiovascular disease and cancer. Scientists monitored 3,086 men and women (the average age was 50) in the Framingham Heart Study for five years. Those with...

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