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Aggression was measured using the BASC-II (teacher and parent versions). The children's heights, weights, and ages were used to calculate BMI.
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The present study focused on the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and aggression in first grade children. Participants in the study consisted of 608 first grade children at rural public elementary schools recruited as part of the USDA funded Families and Schools for Health study. Aggression was measured using the BASC-II (teacher and parent versions). The children's heights, weights, and ages were used to calculate BMI. The results suggest that overweight are not significantly different from normal weight children on teacher or parent rated aggression. However, the at-risk for overweight children are perceived by teachers to bully other children more often than normal weight children.
Therefore, estimates of body water can be used to calculate fat-free mass (as body water/0.73) and body fat (as body weight - fat-free mass) in subjects without hydration disorders . Table 1 shows the BMI at which percent body fat is zero, ...
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The Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults have defined "overweight" as a body mass index value between 25 and 29.9; and "obesity" as a body mass index value greater than or equal to 30. BMI is a ratio between weight and height. It is a mathematical formula that correlates with body fat, used to evaluate if a person is at an unhealthy weight (given a certain height). BMI value is more useful for predicting health risks than the weight alone (for adults ages 18 and up). Individuals with high BMI's are at increased risk of developing certain diseases, including: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Dyslipidemia, Adult-Onset Diabetes (Type II), Sleep Apnea, Osteoarthritis, Female Infertility, and other Conditions, including: idiopathic intracranial hypertension lower extremity venous stasis disease, gastroesophageal reflux and urinary stress incontinence. This new book gathers research from around the world in the critical field of obesity research and its effects.
This is important because one of the Healthy People 2010 objectives is to improve the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations.
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Although immigrants are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, little is known about their obesity status and dietary practices. This is important because one of the Healthy People 2010 objectives is to improve the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations. Therefore, the purpose of this quantative study was to investigate if adoption of western eating habits (e.g., high fat, low fruit and vegetable diets) leads to increased body mass index (BMI). Following the theoretical foundation of the social ecological model, the research questions for the study examined psychosocial factors affecting retention of traditional diet and adoption of western dietary patterns leading to increase in BMI. The dietary instrument survey (DIS) was used to gather information on current eating habits from a convenience sample (n=119), and anthropometric measures were taken to calculate BMI. Descriptive and multiple regression analyses determined that food patterns of the African Immigrant women had changed since coming to the U.S. In addition, income, dietary acculturation measures, and length of stay in the U.S. significantly predicted an increase in BMI. These findings suggest that more research is needed to understand the long-term effects of western dietary acculturation measures and prevention of diet-related chronic diseases so that more culturally appropriate and effective health promotion programs can be implemented. The results from this study contribute to positive social change by helping inform clinicians, dietitians, and health care professionals to develop community health educational programs that specifically serve African immigrant women in reducing obesity and thus preventing obesity-related disease