Essays Tagged: "BMI"

The Obesity Health Crisis

cy is steadily rising. The American Obesity Association (AOA) defines obesity as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30, while a BMI of 25 is defined as overweight in adults. The United States has become widel ...

(3 pages) 340 5 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Obesity in Youth

rectly or lack of exercise. How healthy are you?Scientists use a measure called Body Mass Index, or BMI, to take height as well as weight into account. A BMI of 25 or more is considered overweight and ...

(4 pages) 196 1 4.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

John Rumble, a music historian vanderbilt R.J.P

people, the radio producer. Additionally, payola became even more prevalent. With ASCAP (and later, BMI) different people were still plugging music to the producers, trying to get their songs on the r ... world. American music became the world's music. The corruption seemed to heat up in these years, as BMI entered the scene and shook ASCAP up. Eventually, both were sued by the Justice Department for a ...

(4 pages) 31 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Obesity Among Our Children

body mass." There are many ways physicians and dieticians use to measure obesity. One way is called BMI or Body Mass Index. According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academics (2004), the ... Mass Index. According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academics (2004), the meaning of BMI or Body Mass Index is, "An indirect measure of body fat calculated as the ratio of a person's bo ...

(9 pages) 377 2 4.5 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Can Teenagers adopt a vegetarian diet without any health risks?

rweight babies.One way to assess nutritional status in women is through use of the body mass index (BMI). The figure opposite charts the spectrum of BMI among women in a number of countries.BMI tells ... of women. First, since many nutrition-related problems are linked to underweight or overweight. The BMI gives an indication of women's health status. The average BMI for a teenage girl is 18.5 to 24.9 ...

(6 pages) 56 1 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Weight Loss

hem as they are the same words, but they are not. A person who is overweight has a Body Index Mass (BMI), a calculation used by doctors to measure your weight in relation to your height, of 25 to 29.9 ... asure your weight in relation to your height, of 25 to 29.99. On the other hand, a person who has a BMI of 30 or even higher, or is 30 pounds overweight, is said to be overweight (Healthy Dieting 1).T ...

(8 pages) 100 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Reduction Mammaplasty: An Assessment Of Risk Factors For Post-Operative Complications And Patient Satisfaction

ent population at the time of surgery was 38.6 years. Mean preoperative weight was 79.5 kg and mean BMI was 30.4 kg/m". The most common presenting complaints were back, neck and shoulder pain, shoulde ... r an improvement of symptoms or complete resolution. The results of this study shows that increased BMI and preoperative body weight are associated with a significant increase in the complication rate ...

(20 pages) 38 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Analysis of Childhood Obesity Article (article is included)

ustralia, "A longitudinal study was used to examine age differences in the role of body mass index (BMI) and sociocultural pressures in predicting changes in body image and strategies to both lose wei ... 236 girls) over a 16-month period. The strongest predictors of body image and these strategies were BMI, the media, and mothers, and to a lesser extent fathers and best friends.""Girls were focused on ...

(6 pages) 161 0 2.6 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


t a measurement of weight. However, weight versus our height is how we measure our Body Mass Index (BMI) and this is a vital instrument, and a reliable starting point for gauging levels of obesity. Ob ... the sight of overweight individuals so much as to minimize this wide spreading dilemma. I used the BMI calculator provided by to estimate if I was overweight for my height. I weigh 1 ...

(10 pages) 122 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

To What Extent Can Obesity Be Explained By Biological Factors

should provide measures of bodyweight that are largely independent of height. The body mass index (BMI, weight divided by height squared) should not be used as an index of childhood weight for height ... (1991, 13-21) lately showed that a more complex transformation can be used to construct centiles of BMI throughout the range of ages.Familial influences on weight for height are very important. In chi ...

(11 pages) 125 1 4.3 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Obestity MOVE program

eady to take control over their health. The providers recommend this program for any patient with a BMI equal to or greater than 25. The patients will not be successful or committed to attend the meet ... sured prior to enrollment. This information is entered into the patient's electronic record and the BMI is calculated. Tracking their weight loss progress will be available to the patient and their he ...

(15 pages) 140 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

Diet Drugs

e U.S. Approximately 127 million adults in the U.S. are overweight. Sixty million are obese, with a BMI greater than 30. Nine million are extremely obese, with a BMI of over 40. Currently, an estimate ... Bontril, Didrex, and Tenuate. These drugs are designed for patients suffering from extreme obesity (BMI of 30 or higher), according to If these dieters have already failed to lose weig ...

(15 pages) 104 0 4.8 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues


f the colon or rectum (bowel cancer) is more common in obese people than in people with a healthier BMI range. Obesity unfortunately affects the reproductive system for both males and females. Firstly ...

(7 pages) 93 0 4.7 Jun/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Childhood obesity and ia there an issue

th a social phenomenon and a public health problem. Typically a healthy body weight is defined as a BMI of 15.5 to 25.0 kg/m2 for New Zealand Europeans and 18.5 to 26.0 kg/m2 for Maori and pacific isl ... it.There is a second issue regarding the definition of childhood obesity in New Zealand and that is BMI which is commonly used to "diagnose" obesity. We should ask ourselves where it comes from. Who h ...

(9 pages) 83 0 2.3 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Math 30 IB Standard Level Body Mass Index Portfolio Assignment

vestigation into how the median Body Mass Index of a girl will change as she ages. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a comparison between a person's height (in meters) and weight (in kilograms) in order to det ... weight or underweight based on their height. The goal of this portfolio is to prove of disprove how BMI as a function of Age (years) for girls living in the USA in 2000 can be modeled using one or mor ...

(10 pages) 122 2 4.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Childhood Obesity as a Risk Factor for Adult Overweight

ich may be reflective of recent trends of increasing obesity, or a redefinition of body mass index (BMI) cutoff points used to classify obesity. Although a higher proportion of obese children become o ... isposition, parental obesity, and socioeconomic status. Adiposity rebound is the point at which the BMI inflection occurs in the BMI-for-age curve, usually at about 5-7 years of age. Adults who had ad ...

(3 pages) 31 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Childhood Obesity in America

our body can be a very contrary affects on body. Being overweight and obesity is mostly measured by BMI (Body Mass Index), which asks person's gender, height and weight. BMI is calculated by formula i ... vitamins and as your body needs minerals vitamins in a limited but in high quantity. Having higher BMI put your body into a disease because anything which exceeds its limit is not good. Some of the d ...

(4 pages) 8 0 0.0 Jan/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Marketing - Positioning and Communication Strategy

s market segment consists of overweight adults in the United States who have a Body Mass Indicator (BMI) that falls between 25 and 30. Metabical's 'optimal' target market falls within this differentia ... arget market falls within this differentiated market segment that focuses on the "overweight" 25-30 BMI market specifically, as opposed to targeting all individuals who are struggling with weight issu ...

(14 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jun/2012

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

persuasive essay

nd cutting calories.IntroductionAttentionThe National Institutes of Health define healthy weight by BMI, which stands for body mass index. According to Universiti Putra Malaysia research in 2007, they ... edibility MaterialTherefore, to maintain the healthy weight, we need to ensure achieving a level of BMI between 19 and 25. If the BMI is between 25 and 29, for adults are considered obese. If the BMI ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

What are some of characteristics that you would associate with the American people and their society? Why?

of the rest part of the USA is higher that 25%, or even 30%�. As we can see, the problem of BMI has been raising, hence 59 millions of people are obese and this is certainly the main factor wh ...

(7 pages) 7 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays