Mitchell Lazar and Rexford Ahima of the Perelman School of Medicine suggest finding a better way to assess individual health prospects than BMI.
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Penn Medicine: Obesity/Mortality Paradox Demonstrates Urgent Need for More Refined Metabolic Measures
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania point out that the body mass index (BMI), based on the weight and height, is not an accurate measure of body fat content and does not account for critical factors that contribute to health or mortality, such as fat distribution, proportion of muscle to fat, and the s
David Casarett of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses dealing with assisted-suicide incidents.
Penn: Researchers Agree that Alzheimer's Test Results Could be Released to Research Participants, if Guidance and Counseling in Place
A leading group of Alzheimer's researchers contends that, as biomarkers to detect signals of the disease improve at providing clinically meaningful information, researchers will need guidance on how to constructively disclose test results and track how disclosure impacts both patients and the data collected in research studies.
A rare, small RNA turns a gene-splicing machine into a switch that controls the expression of hundreds of human genes.
Steven Arnold and Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on dementia.
Differences in the utilization of intensive care services may be one potential explanation for improved outcomes after major surgery in the U.S.
Cancer metastasis requires tumor cells to acquire properties that allow them to escape from the primary tumor site, travel to a distant place in the body, and form secondary tumors.
Mary Ersek of the School of Nursing shares her comments on dealing with patients suffering from dementia.