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Take Statins? What You Need to Know about Diabetes Risk

Tags: body mass index, cholesterol, diabetes, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, lifestyle changes, risk, statins

A recent study linked statin use to higher Type 2 diabetes risk. Statin users are encouraged to control their modifiable risk factors. Here’s why.

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Beyond BMI: A Better Tool to Measure Your Health

Tags: BMI, body mass index, diabetes, heart attack, hypertension, obesity, overweight, stroke, waist-to-height-ratio

Waist-to-height ratio does a better job of predicting your health risks. Best of all, just like BMI, you can measure it yourself.


Know Your Body Mass Index

Tags: body mass index, heart disease, obesity, prevention, risk factors

Online BMI tool helps determine if you are overweight or obese and how you compare to others in the U.S and the world.

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Lose the Weight, Lose the Pain

Tags: BMI, body mass index, Catalyst, chronic knee pain, chronic pain, joint pain, osteoarthritis

If you’re overweight, the extra pressure you put on your joints can result in chronic pain — and thoughts of joint replacement. An expert talks about how losing weight can help make that pain go away.