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Bioimpedance and body composition analysis

Bioimpedance and body composition analysis

Measuring the body – Part 3: Bioimpedance and body composition analysis Overview Routine anthropometric measurements are central to the assessment of body weight (see here) but they do not give us the whole picture as they cannot tell us how much of that weight is fat...
Obesity-related disease

Obesity-related disease

The Health Risks of Obesity Obesity is a health hazard. It is known to increase the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, liver disease and cancer, among others. These obesity-related diseases can affect quality of life very significantly...
Does metabolically healthy obesity exist?

Does metabolically healthy obesity exist?

Does metabolically healthy obesity exist? Summary: Since the 1980s there have been numerous reports that some people remain metabolically healthy despite becoming overweight or obese. What is meant by this? A metabolically healthy obese individual is a person with a...
Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia Summary: Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of muscle mass and function, so there is less muscle and what is there is weak. It used to be seen only in the elderly or after serious illness, but modern lifestyle factors (sedentarism, poor diet) mean it is...
Sarcopenic obesity

Sarcopenic obesity

Sarcopenic obesity Summary: Sarcopenic obesity is a lack of muscle (thin, weak muscles) in someone with obesity (a body mass index over 30 kg/m2). However, it is now also recognised in some individuals with a normal weight but with increased body fat percentage. The...
Obesity as a disease

Obesity as a disease

OBESITY: SHOULD WE CALL IT A DISEASE? Summary: There is now a vast volume of evidence to support the definition of obesity as a disease. Epidemiological research has identified genetic factors, metabolic disturbances, alterations of intestinal hormones and of the gut...