Tag: BMI

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Getting Kids To Run Around Would Save The U.S. Billions

Getting half of American 8- to 11-year-olds into 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week would save $21.9 billion in medical costs and lost wages over their lifetimes, new research suggests. Kids The relatively modest increase—from the current […]

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8 More Cancers Linked To Excess Weight

8 More Cancers Linked To Excess Weight by Caroline Arbanas-WUSTL – Futurity Researchers have identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type of brain tumor), thyroid cancer, […]

Poor Memory Again Linked To The Overweight

Poor Memory Again Linked To The Overweight

It appears, based on new research out of the University of Cambridge, that overweight adults may also have poorer episodic memory than their peers. Episodic memory controls the ability to recall past events and this study is another that adds […]