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Large Waist Linked to Poor Health, Even Among Those in Healthy Body Mass Index Ranges

Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Cerhan are available in the downloads. ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 12, 2014 — Having a big belly has consequences beyond trouble squeezing into your pants. It’s detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new international collaborative [...]

Created by Nick Hanson

Take Care of Your Heart and Know Your Numbers!

This parody of the song 8675309/Jenny was produced by the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media to promote heart health. Make sure you know your blood pressure, lipids and BMI!

Created by Dana Sparks

Superobese Struggle with Hip and Knee Replacement

Common sense suggests that extra body weight severely stresses bones and joints. But until the findings of a new Mayo Clinic study were presented today at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas, no one had reported how this higher, unprecedented level of obesity [...]

Created by Shawn Bishop

Study on the Superobese and Joint Replacement

Common sense suggests that extra body weight severely stresses bones and joints. But until the findings of a new Mayo Clinic study were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas, no one had reported how this higher, unprecedented level of obesity in the [...]

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Study Suggests Those Who Have Chronic Pain May Need to Assess Vitamin D Status

Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain. This correlation is an important finding as researchers discover new ways to treat chronic pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic pain [...]

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BMI: Body Mass Index Screening for Preschoolers (pkg)

We know there's a serious obesity epidemic in the United States and it's a growing concern when it comes to children. Being overweight or obese as a child puts you at greater risk of being overweight as an adult and increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.  So, [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

BMI: Body Mass Index Screening for Preschoolers (pkg)

We know there's a serious obesity epidemic in the United States and it's a growing concern when it comes to children. Being overweight or obese as a child puts you at greater risk of being overweight as an adult and increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.  So, [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Doctors May Be Asking, "Where's The Fat"?

A recent Mayo Clinic study might change the way we assess obesity in individuals with heart disease. The researchers found individuals who were “skinny” according to BMI, but had an abnormal distribution of fat (waist larger than hips), were 4-5 times more likely to die long-term than individuals who were a [...]

Created by Joel Streed