Waist-to-Height Ratio, Body Fat & Military Recruitment

Research Paper Title Proposing Using Waist-to-Height Ratio as the Initial Metric for Body Fat Assessment Standards in the U.S. Army. Background Soldiers failing to meet Army Regulation 600-9 (AR 600-9) for weight-to-height standards are required to undergo body fat taping assessment. This article describes a clinical performance improvement project in which battalion medical staff identified… Read More

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My Score on the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK)

AUSDRISK Sitting in the wife’s GP practice waiting for her to finish work and then take the kids to see Paw Patrol Live, I noticed a pamphlet ‘The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool’ (or AUSDRISK), and decided to ‘give it a go’. AUSDRISK was developed by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute… Read More

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

Two Hours, Standing & Heart Health

Standing rather than sitting for two hours a day may have a positive effect on biochemical risk markers, including fasting blood glucose and lipid profile, a cross sectional study has shown (Healy et al., 2015). The participants were 698 Australian adults who wore activity monitors that judged posture and movement, for as long as seven… Read More

The Scottish buy more Super XL Size Clothes than anywhere else in the UK

Scots XL when it comes to the bigger sizes…that’s the headline of a story in the Metro newspaper from yesterday. Scots buy more super XL size clothes than anywhere else in the UK, it has been revealed. ‘Big boned’ men snap up the clothes in sizes from XL to 8XL (yes really), topping a poll… Read More

Children: Sedentary Time & Health Risk

Research Paper Title The Association between Accelerometer-measured Patterns of Sedentary Time and Health Risk in Children and Youth: Results from the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Background Self-reported screen time is associated with elevated health risk in children and youth. However, research examining the relationship between accelerometer-measured sedentary time and health risk has reported mixed findings.… Read More