Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. To measure your BMI, visit the nhlbi.nih.gov website:
Study findings on BMI:
Body mass index and coronary heart disease
Changes in body weight during 10 years of follow-up were related to 15-year CHD mortality.
Cardiovascular risk factors and all-cause mortality in the elderly
In the FINE Study the relations of classic cardiovascular risk factors with subsequent all-cause mortality were investigated in men aged 65-84 at baseline.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. To measure [...]
Body mass index and all-cause mortality
Underweight and overweight related to all-cause mortality In the European cohorts of the SCS middle-aged men with a body mass index (BMI) <18.5 kg/m2 had [...]
Body fat, glucose tolerance and diabetes incidence in non-diabetic elderly men
In 1970, the Dutch cohort of middle-aged men received a fasting oral glucose tolerance test with a glucose load of 50 grams and blood [...]
From individual risk factors to global cardiovascular risk
Individual risk factors and CHD prevention in the past In the 1960s and 70s, the Seven Countries Study and many other studies identified serum cholesterol, [...]