According to a new study published this September in the journal BMJ, the bigger our waistlines grow, the higher the risk of death from all causes. But it’s belly fat in particular that is associated with an average of increase in mortality of 11%. This is regardless of your overall body fat content or BMI (body… Continue reading How Excess Belly Fat Impacts Overall Wellness
With the soaring numbers of expanding waistlines everyone is looking for safe weight-loss strategies. A new analysis is predicting that by 2030, 48.9% of adults in the United States will be obese and 24.2% will be severely obese. A person with a body-mass index (BMI- a measure of weight relative to height) of 30 or above… Continue reading What Is Plenity?
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription device meant to help with weight loss management. The product, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health… Continue reading FDA Approves New Device To Aid Weight Loss Management
Disinfectant use may be causing higher BMI (Body Mass Index) scores in our children. Infants in homes where disinfectants were used at least once weekly showed higher levels of certain gut bacteria. 3 years later, those same children had a higher BMI score. Gut microbiota refers to the community of bacteria that live harmoniously together… Continue reading Do Household Disinfectants Cause Higher BMIs In Children?
What is a good weight for me? This is the most commonly asked question within weight loss, and has been researched for years. Currently, we follow the guidelines of the the body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet index. BMI is a value derived from the mass (a word often interchanged with "weight"), and height of… Continue reading Weight Loss: Understanding BMI