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Polska nie dla chaserków Print E-mail
Monday, 17 October 2011 09:31
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Minister zdrowia Ewa Kopacz jeszcze w sierpniu ostrzegała, iż Polska dogania już takie potęgi otyłości jak Stany Zjednoczone i Niemcy. Jak to jednak przekłada się na statystyki i na co chaserki mogą liczyć w naszym kraju.

Wg Ewy Kopacz otyłością dotkniętych jest 20% polskich dzieci. Z kolei TVN przy okazji programu o wprowadzaniu podatku od żywności nie zdrowej podawał, iż 15% osób dorosłych posiada nadwagę.

 
Overweight senior citizens live longer Print E-mail
Monday, 01 February 2010 14:15

People in their 70s who are classed as overweight live longer than those thought to be a healthy weight, researchers say. While people who are moderately overweight seem to live the longest, being very overweight (obese) or being underweight is linked to the worst impact on people's lifespan.


What do we know already?

Working out someone's body mass index (BMI) is a quick way of telling whether their weight is healthy. The results are a bit rough and ready – the test gives misleading results for very muscular people, for example – but BMI has the advantage of being easy to use. There are hundreds of BMI calculators online.

When interpreting BMI, a score over 25 is usually considered overweight, and over 30 indicates obesity. These cut-off points come from studies suggesting that a higher BMI is linked to an increased risk of getting health problems because of your weight. However, the research has tended to look at younger and middle-aged adults, so it's difficult to know whether BMI is a reliable indicator of health for older people.

 


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