- Who's fat now? // Women's Sports & Fitness (10996079);Sep/Oct98, Vol. 1 Issue 11, p32
Editorial. Opposes the first federal obesity guidelines in the United States called body-mass index or BMI. Details on BMI; Ineffectiveness of BMI; Health benefits of being moderately active regardless of one's weight.
- A growing need for better height and weight tables. R.M.D. // Cortlandt Forum;3/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p108
Discusses the need to improve standard height and weight tables to adjust to changes in the physiology of the human population. Standards for obesity.
- Physical inactivity the major cause of childhood obesity. // Active Living;May2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p16
The article discusses a British study which considered that a low level of activity is responsible for rising levels of obesity in children. Researchers found that the lower the level of children's activity the higher their fat mass. Measurement instruments included an Actigraph accelerometer...
- Fad Diets and Obesity--Part I: Measuring Weight In a Clinical Setting. Moyad, Mark A. // Urologic Nursing;Apr2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p114
Part I. Presents a review of various measurements of obesity. Overview of the obesity epidemic in the United States; Body mass index; Bioelectrical impedance analysis; Definition of overweight and obesity; Waist-to-hip ratio; Lean body mass; Skinfold thickness; Crude weight.
- "I lost 25 kilos". Parry, Jessica // Dolly;Nov2005, Issue 421, p65
Presents a narrative of how the author was able to lose 25 kilos. Biggest challenge of being an overweight teenage; Dietician who helped the author to create a weight loss program; Information on how the author's losing of weight changed her look as well as her outlook.
- Excess all areas. Skelly, Susan // Bulletin with Newsweek;6/28/2005, Vol. 123 Issue 6476, p67
The article focuses on the statistics related to obesity. A look at International Obesity Taskforce figures on global overweight and obesity suggests it might be. The three countries found to have the highest percentage of statistically obese men are Nauru (80% of males have a body-mass index of...
- Obese Kids. // Pediatrics for Parents;2004, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p9
The article cites that the average weight of a 15-year-old boy in 1966 was 136 pounds and 150 pounds in 2002.
- Obese children at risk for wrong weight estimation. Hohenhaus, Susan M.; Nieman, Carolyn T. // ED Nursing;Feb2007, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p43
The color-coded Broselow tape inaccurately predicted actual weight for one-third of children in a recent study. â€¢ Weigh pediatric patients when possible to ensure the correct weight is obtained. â€¢ Obese pediatric patients may be at higher risk for discrepancies. â€¢ Give nurses...
- Comparison of Oscillometric and Intraarterial Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressures in Lean, Overweight, and Obese Patients. Umana, Ernesto; Ahmed, Waqas; Fraley, Matthew A.; Alpert, Martin A. // Angiology;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p41
To assess the effect of obesity on blood pressure measurement the authors obtained simultaneous oscillometric and intraarterial systolic and diastolic blood pressures on 188 lean, overweight, class I/II obese, and class III obese subjects. Oscillometric arm cuff/bladder size was selected in...