Search Tag: body mass index

Cardiology Management

Severe Obesity Stand-alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

2016 21 Oct

A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for heart failure, but not for other major types of heart disease.The report is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Adult Hypertension Can Be Identified In Childhood

2015 19 Oct

New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests people at risk of high blood pressure and other related health issues by age 38 can be identified in childhood. The research is published in the journal Hypertension. High blood pressure, often described as the silent killer, is generally treated around middle or old age since most people... Read more

Executive Health Management

Obesity Surgery - Who Should Get Priority?

2015 25 Sep

According to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, obese patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those with recent disease onset, should be prioritised for obesity surgery over those without type 2 diabetes. Most healthcare systems typically prioritise obesity surgery on the basis of a person's BMI. Those with the highest... Read more


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