BMI Test: Everything You Should Know About Body Mass Index

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Obesity has become one of the most common health risk factors leading to significant illnesses in recent years. Worldwide obesity has increased three-fold since 1975. Although obesity may be a result of genetics, more often than not, it is a result of poor eating behaviour. BMI (Body Mass Index) is a simple way to measure body fat based on height and weight, for adult men and women.

 

What is BMI and BMI tests?

 

Body Mass Index (BMI) is considered to be a value that can be determined from the weight and height of a specific human being. There are a certain set of ranges that are used to determine whether an individual is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.

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World Diabetes Day: Stories and Experiences

Dr.  Abhijit Jagtap, Knowledge Management, R&D,  Mumbai

Diabetes has been existent for centuries causing millions of deaths over the years. People affected with diabetes are also at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. But, diabetes can be controlled and its complications, overcome. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, I wanted to share a story of my friend “Rahul” (name changed) who was diagnosed with diabetes five years back; fought bravely and pushed this dreaded disease back.

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