Overweight - Science topic
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".
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My name is Tharushini Anandam, and I am a PhD student at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. I am currently undertaking a research project as part of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The purpose of my research is to increase the physical activity levels in young men with overweight or obesity by using goal-oriented strategies. They will be invited to participate in a 6-week telehealth-supported exercise program involving cardiorespiratory exercise and resistance training.
In order to conduct this study, I am seeking to recruit male participants between the age range of 18 to 34 years old who are currently with overweight or obesity (BMI 25kg/m2 to 39.9 kg/m2). Participants must be Australian citizens residing in Australia and should not have any mobility impairment. Participants will be asked to complete a pre-screening questionnaire, and if cleared, will be followed by participating in a 6-week exercise program.
It would also be greatly appreciated if you could forward this advertisement to any male friends, colleagues, or family members who meet the above criteria and may be interested to participate in a 6-week exercise program via telehealth. Thank you for your time and assistance.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact me via email at email@example.com
I investigated the extent and prevalence of physical activity during the school day and sedentary behavior during inactive screen time in youth and their effect on overweight and obesity. Participants were stratified by age (children - adolescents) and gender. Data were compared using t-test and ANOVA and the effect on overweight and obesity was studied using MLR. Are my data considered nested? If so, how do I calculate the ICC requested by the reviewer?
I have two variables: BMI categories (underweight, healthy weight, overweight, obese) and Perceived Weight Status (underweight, healthy weight, overweight, obese, prefer not to answer).
I am trying to find out if participants guessed their BMI category correctly based on what they selected for their perceived weight status. Which analysis should I use for this?
Participants are randomly assigned to two groups- experimental (internet based) and control (physical visit). BMI Measurements will be conducted at 3, 6, and 12th month. In the end, I want to assess if the treatment is effective in changing the BMI category of patient (from obese to normal; overweight to normal).
I have looked into several statistical tests and I'm still a bit confused. I know you have to test first for a normal distribution and then proceed with the appropriate test. I wish to narrow down my choices for this design.
As obesity is suggested to be a risk factor of COVID-19, possible relationship between COVID-19 death (data from Johns Hopkins Univ.) and obesity was plotted on a graph (attached file). Since COVID-19 patient data is not readily available, average overweight population or BMI by nation (data from Our World in Data) was used as a surrogate. As shown in attached Fig, nation with average BMI lower than 25 exhibits extremely low COVID-19 death especially for male. This might be related to activated Akt/TORC1 pathway in obesity, of which pathway has an impact on immunity and inflammation. On the other hand, interestingly, quite a few countries with high average BMI showed very low mortality as that with low BMI. Although BMI here is not real patient data, provided that high BMI patients actually resulted in low death probability in some COVID-19 infected segments, we should look into underlying mechanism in detail. There might be some way to find potential COVID-19 therapeutics. I hope that some researchers already have a clue.
People in attempt of losing weight always experience weight cycling: the repetitions of losing and gaining weight multiple times through their lives, or the so-called “Yo-Yo Effect”. What do you think are the causes of Yo-Yo Effect, and how to overcome them?
Excess weight is a serious concern worldwide which prones the individual to several complications like heart diseases and strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, certain types of cancer, kidney disease, sleep apnea and fatty liver disease to list as few. According to WHO, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older were overweight in 2016, of which over 650 million adults were obese. According to you, what are some of the most effective exercises, diet plan and herbs that can aid in weight loss?
I am hoping to undertake my first meta-analysis, where the exposure variable it mean number of decayed, missing or filled teeth)and the outcome is BMI category (underweight, normal weight, overweight, obese). I understand that RevMan requires the exposure variable to be categorical. Is there a way of performing meta-analysis with my data? Regards, Louise.
Sometimes in obese subjects with grade two and higher fatty liver disease , in spite of all standard medical precise observation, it is difficult to treat the patient completely. What are the best therapeutics agent for this patients?