A recent study titled “The Obesity Paradox in Men Versus Women With Systolic Heart Failure” published in the American Journal of Cardiology had some very interesting results. The authors from UCLA looked at patients over a couple of decades that were treated with significant advanced congestive heart failure and calculated their body mass index or … Continue reading Could Obesity Protect You From Congestive Heart Failure?
Tom was dreading the appointment with his primary care physician. She had been monitoring his increasing weight and BMI (body mass index), and Tom knew that with his job and responsibilities at home, his numbers were going to be worse. He was overstressed all the time — and sought comfort in French fries and cheesecake. … Continue reading Tips for Lowering Your BMI
When you have an appointment at the clinic, a health-care provider often takes your vital signs. Vital signs generally refers to measurement of your body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, weight and height. From the weight and height, your BMI can be calculated. What is BMI and why does your physician monitor it? Catherine McNeal, … Continue reading BMI – What is it and why is it important?