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Contrary to previous studies linking inferior outcomes in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies to higher body mass index (BMI) that in their study of BMI and negative outcomes, there was no such link. They concluded that BMI was not associated with either surgical complications or esophageal cancer patient survival. -Team@CMHF

Central obesity is more of a risk factor for mortality in a case of coronary artery disease than BMI. Hence BMI is may not the appropriate tool to determine the prognosis; one should also take in account waist hip ratio & body fat percentage. Team@CMHF

Educating patients make a great difference in management of the disease. Hypertension is one such condition. The patients can be saved from dreadful outcome of the disease if they are educated in the management of the disease. Team@CMHF

BMI is a highly insensitive measure of obesity prone to under-diagnosis, while direct fat measurements are superior because they show distribution of body fat. In a single-center study, 66% of patients classified as obese on the basis of DEXA scanning had BMI values in the non-obese range, according to Eric Braverman, MD, of New York […]

The Institute Of Medicine is widely recognized as setting guidelines for pregnancy. The last time they revised their estimates was in 1990. Figure out the Body mass index (BMI). It doesn’t directly measure the fat, but research has shown BMI correlates with accurate measurements of body fat. a.If BMI is less than 18.5= Underweight b.BMI […]


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