Tag: BMI and COPD

In last week’s post, we reported on the relationship of BMI, or body mass index, to mortality rates in COPD patients. Here’s how to figure out your own BMI: Weigh Yourself Step on a scale and determine your weight. Convert Your Height to Inches Instead of “Feet and Inches” Convert your height from “feet and inches” into just “inches.” For example, if you’re 5 feet 10 inches tall, your height in inches is (5 feet X 12 in
In a database analysis of 22 studies of COPD patients that compared their body mass index (BMI, a measure of whether body weight is high or low) with mortality rates, some surprising findings were made. As might be expected, patients with a normal BMI had lower mortality compared to underweight COPD patients. But here’s the surprise; overweight or even obese patients also had lower mortality than underweight patients. In other words, among pati