Body mass index - all you have in order to weight?

July 9, 2009

 body mass index
 Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to estimate the total amount of fat in the body. It is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared. For example, a BMI of 70 kg human growth 1 and 7 m - 24 2.

While the BMI calculation formula was established in the 19th century, the term "body mass index" first appeared in print in 1972, after which he became widely known. At the beginning of the 1980s, the World Health Organization has used BMI for statistics in studies of obesity. Experts recognize that the BMI is good for statistics, but is not suitable for diagnostics. So, based on the BMI can not diagnose such disorders as anorexia Anorexia nervosa - symptoms and effects on the body  Anorexia nervosa - symptoms and effects on the body
   or obesity, but it can serve as a benchmark for the assessment of some health risks associated with overweight or underweight.

 Body mass index - all you have in order to weight?

What is BMI

  • BMI less than 18 - very little weight, perhaps as a result of malnutrition; usually need treatment.
  • BMI less than 20 - underweight, recommended gain a few kilos, although it is not critical.
  • BMI from 20 to 25 - the normal weight for young people and middle-aged people.
  • BMI from 26 to 30 - overweight.
  • BMI greater than 30 - obese.

There may be exceptions. BMI may overestimate body fat in pregnant women, people, bodybuilders and professional athletes. Older people and people whose mobility is limited because of illness, BMI may be lower than the actual body fat.

In addition, BMI rate depends on the growth and structural features of the human body.

For example, in Japan, the average population growth is lower than the growth in Europe, is considered a normal BMI of 18, 5 and 22, 9. BMI of 23 to 24, 9 to the Japanese - is overweight and above 25 - obesity. In Singapore, a sign of obesity is considered a BMI above 27, 6.

 Body mass index - all you have in order to weight?

The dangerous high BMI

BMI above 25 can lead to the following problems:

  • Cardiovascular diseases;
  • Gallbladder disease;
  • Hypertension;
  • Diabetes;
  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Some types of cancer, such as colon cancer Colon cancer: creeps imperceptibly  Colon cancer: creeps imperceptibly
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The extreme forms of obesity can cause disability and, in the absence of treatment - the patient's death.

 Body mass index - all you have in order to weight?

How dangerous low BMI

The consequences of low BMI may be:

  • Malfunction of the immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
  • Diseases of the respiratory tract;
  • Diseases of the digestive tract;
  • Cancer;
  • Osteoporosis and as a result, increased risk of fractures;
  • Menstrual irregularities.

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Zhuydemen - Chinese suspicious vehicle

April 5, 2009

   How much has already been written and said about the poor quality of Chinese Drugs for weight loss, and all of them continue to take, hoping for a miracle. But the age of miracles has passed: Russian law enforcement agencies, finally, think about the health of their citizens and began to check what comes to us from abroad.

 Zhuydemen - Chinese suspicious vehicle

Claims to producers Zhuydemena

Capsules and slimming tea Zhuyzhemen - it's not drugs and biologically active additives to food. This means that they are not subject to such strict control as medicines. And this has given rise to violations of the manufacturers of such products and a lot of myths about them among consumers.

The main complaint against the producers concluded that the dietary supplements in Zhuydemen added potent drugs (sibutramine and others.) Drugs that cause weight loss. It was not about some harmless drugs, but the drugs that suppress appetite by acting on the hunger center in the brain. But as you know, in our body everything is connected and working on some venues, you can not be sure that no zadenesh other vital parts of the brain. What we got in a huge quantity. But the packaging Zhuydemena never mentioned anything except vegetable ingredients. That is, people taking these drugs "blindly", without contraindications, which are many - that's why sibutramine Sibutramine - effective but not safe  Sibutramine - effective but not safe
   and his counterparts in the pharmacy can be bought only on prescription.

When these drugs have been discovered in a number of regions in Russia and scandal apparently now such additives Zhuydemene not. Indirect evidence of this can be found online, where almost all consumers say that if they were two years ago, she lost so many kilos and had such and such side effects, but now no weight loss, no side effects.

 Zhuydemen - Chinese suspicious vehicle

The official part of Zhuydemena

If you believe what is written on the packaging (and how to believe, if the reputation so tarnished?), The capsule Zhuydemena include: green tea leaves 150 mg, cassia seed torus 125 mg perilla leaf bush 50 mg, hawthorn 50 mg, flowers, chrysanthemum Chinese 50mg, grass elsholtsii ciliated 35 mg. Zhuydemen tea contains the same ingredients, but without specifying their number.

Let us see what it has the effect of weight loss in Badakhshan Zhuydemen.

The leaves of green tea - a positive effect on metabolic processes, removes toxins.

Seeds Cassia torus we have more known as senna. It is a laxative.

Perilla leaves have anti-toxic, sedative, analgesic, diaphoretic, and anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, it is used as a stimulating and regulating digestion and antiallergic agent.

Grass elsholtsii ciliated has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antipyretic, diuretic, astringent and anti-fungal action.

Chrysanthemum tea has antipyretic properties, improves vision, removes toxins from the body, good for the liver. It is used in case of overheating, colds, headaches and dizziness.

Hawthorn reduce the excitability of the central nervous system and cardiac muscle, enhance contractility latter, improving coronary and cerebral blood flow, heart rhythm normalizing, eliminate dizziness. Hawthorn has antispasmodic (relax the muscles of internal organs) act selectively expanding the blood vessels of the heart and brain, lowers blood pressure, promotes the normalization of venous pressure, improves the function of the vascular walls. It is used in the complex therapy of functional disorders of the heart, hypertension, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, arteriosclerosis, climacteric neurosis Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock  Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock

As you can see, the active ingredients specifically for weight loss, that is, to suppress appetite or sharp acceleration of metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
 In Zhuydemene almost there. Although you never know, if manufacturers did not add this time something else, "forgetting" to write about it on the packaging? For example, ephedra leaves - it certainly speeds up the metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
 , Causing (as well as any active substance), a number of side effects.

It is impossible to check all the dietary supplements in Russia - too many of them, including from friendly China.

Should I take Zhuydemen? Think about it for yourself.

  Galina Romanenko

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