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Editors: Ferrera, Linda A.
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The Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults have defined "overweight" as a body mass index value between 25 and 29.9; and "obesity" as a body mass index value greater than or equal to 30. BMI is a ratio between weight and height. It is a mathematical formula that correlates with body fat, used to evaluate if a person is at an unhealthy weight (given a certain height). BMI value is more useful for predicting health risks than the weight alone (for adults ages 18 and up). Individuals with high BMI’s are at increased risk of developing certain diseases, including: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Dyslipidemia, Adult-Onset Diabetes (Type II), Sleep Apnea, Osteoarthritis, Female Infertility, and other Conditions, including: idiopathic intracranial hypertension lower extremity venous stasis disease, gastroesophageal reflux and urinary stress incontinence. This new book gathers research from around the world in the critical field of obesity research and its effects.

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Preface; Body Mass Index and Outcome after Coronary Surgery (Evgenij V. Potapov et al., Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany); Body Mass Index and Coronary Artery Disease in the Elderly (Pasquale Abete and Franco Rengo, University of Naples, “Federico II”, Italy); Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea and its Association with Obesity (David Holzmann, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland); The Influence of Obesity on Outcomes in End-Stage Renal Failure (Kathryn J. Wiggnis and David W. Johnson, Universitiy of Queensland at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia); Limitations and Pitfalls of Body Mass Index as an Indicator of Body Fat Content (Antonios H. Tzamaloukas et al., New Mexico VA Health Care System); The Effect of Body Mass Index on the Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Murat Ünal, Mersin University School of Medicine, Turkey and Levent Öztürk, Trakya University School of Medicine, Turkey); Evaluation of the Mandibular Bone Quality in Complete and Removable Partial Denture Wearers Dependent on Different Body Mass Index (Dubravka Knexovic-Zlatraric and Asja Celebic, University of Zagreb, Croatia); Complex Relationship between Morbidity and Body Mass Index of Physically Active Workers (Yasuhiro Okamoto, National Defense Medical College, Japan); Fetal Growth Pattern and Body Composition (University of Florence, Italy); Leptin in Acute Phase Reaction (Pavel Paruna et al., Charles University, Prague); Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59454-281-3
   Status: AV
  
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