Clear links have been shown between variety of illnesses and obesity by recent studies including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even cancer.
As the new evidence indicates what it is associated with changes in the brain that can affect cognitive function and memory is BMI or high body mass index.
When it comes to tackle the growing problems of obesity in the United States, what makes it even important for public and healthcare professionals is this new evidence.
What is BMI?
Body mass index is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as measurement that is divided by the square of his and her height in meters that uses a person’s body weight in kilograms.
This measurement indicates the amount of thickness of an individual, which is linked to a number of metabolic diseases and medical problems, but it does not indicate body fat directly. In order to alert physicians of the possibility of excess weight that can cause many health issues, BMI is used as a screening tool.
Although it is not an indication of poor health, BMI can signal doctors to provide information and advice to help their patients minimize their risk for a disease and it can present an environment where medical problems can occur.
Body Masses index and body systems
What places additional burdens on the body is the excess weight indicated by high BMI.
In order to pump blood throughout the body, blood vessels walls must work harder. Kidneys and the liver help additional toxins to be removed from the body.
What can lead to a variety of cardiovascular problems, such as high blood pressure, as well as metabolic disruption, such as insulin resistance that can lead to type-2 diabetes are these problems within the body.
As being linked to common medical issues, body mass index numbers are used to assess individuals’ risk of developing these diseases along with family history.