Book Detail
All prices are approximate and are subject to change.
Medicine > Research: Human
Body Mass Index and Health
Ferrera, Linda A., Ed.
ISBN 13: 
9781594542817
ISBN 10: 
1594542813
Category: 
Research: Human
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Active
Audience: 
Research
Dimensions: 
10.4 x 0.6 x 7.4 in
Pages: 
144
Weight: 
1.2
Retail Price: 
190.00
Quantity On Hand: 
0
Quantity On Order: 
0
Email | Print

Synopsis:
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.

2010 - 2021 © Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc. 511 Feheley Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406 | P: 800-345-6425 | F: 800-223-7488 |