Tag Archive: BMI

Apr 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, Baby BMI, Voice at the Vatican

Every week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.

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Mar 24 2016

Researchers Examine Obesity, Cardiovascular Risks in Down Syndrome

Children with Down syndrome (also known as Trisomy 21) are prone to obesity. Their families may be concerned about their future risks for cardiovascular problems as well as their quality of life.

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Mar 18 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Obesity, PTSD, and Alice in Wonderland

Welcome to our latest weekly summary of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! This has been a full week, including multiple studies of genetic influences on weight in childhood, a useful autism research explainer, findings on long-term impacts of congenital heart disease, and a neurological phenomenon with a literary namesake.

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Mar 24 2015

Babies’ BMI May Predict Childhood Obesity

A new study from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows body mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict childhood obesity by age four.

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Apr 17 2014

Studies Find Genes Linked to BMI, Cardiovascular Health

Two recent studies expand the list of genes associated with body fat and body mass index (BMI), and their connection to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

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Jun 13 2013

By Lowering BMI, Teens Improve Insulin Sensitivity

As anyone who has been to a doctor knows, a standard part of a doctor’s visit or wellness exam is determining a patient’s BMI. But what exactly does “BMI” mean? And what can it tell clinicians about their patients?

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May 17 2013

Study Identifies BMI-Associated Loci in Individuals of African Descent

Struan Grant, PhD, associate director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Applied Genomics (CAG), co-authored a study that discovered new loci associated with body mass index (BMI) in adults of African ancestry.

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