The ‘Overfat’ Outbreak is Spreading!

Belly bulges are the latest threat to global health. Over 90 percent of men and half of children in the US, New Zealand, Greece and Iceland are thought to have unhealthy amounts of abdominal fat – far more than previously thought. Being“overfat” raises the risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. (New Scientist, 2017, p.5). Reference New Scientist (2017) Overfat Outbreak.… Read More

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Reappraising the (Cutoff Value) Relationship between Waist Circumference & BMI

Research Paper Title Reappraisal of Waist Circumference Cutoff Value according to General Obesity. Background Current criterion of waist circumference (WC) for abdominal obesity is not enough to demonstrate characteristics of obese and non-obese populations defined by BMI. The aim of this study was to redefine the cutoff values of WC according to general obesity (BMI ≥ 25… Read More

Duration of Obesity Linked with Coronary Artery Calcificatiob

With each additional year of obesity, the risk of developing subclinical heart disease increases by 2% to 4%, regardless of the absolute level of generalised or abdominal obesity. The CARDIA study recruited 3275 healthy people aged 18-30 years who were not obese. They were followed up for 25 years, with assessment of heart disease and… Read More

Central Obesity: Primary School Children & Their Health

Research Paper Title Is Central Obesity Associated with Poorer Health and Health-related Quality of Life in Primary School Children? Cross-sectional Results from the Baden-Württemberg Study. Background Childhood obesity and its consequences are a growing threat to national economies and health services. The aim of this study was to determine associations between waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) as… Read More