Monthly Archives: September 2010

Stress hormone heart death link


High levels of the stress hormone cortisol are closely linked to death from cardiovascular disease, a Dutch study suggests. In a six-year study of 860 over-65s, those with the highest levels of cortisol had a five-fold risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

Read the full article here.

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Body composition


Following on from my recent post on BMI. Here is just about the best online body composition tool I have seen, giving; BMI, Waist/Height Ratio, BMR, %BF, Surface Area, and Willoughby Ideal Weight and Waist. Check it out.


Arthroscopic Posterior Capsule Release


Operation number three on the left shoulder took place last Saturday. And the results are so far good with an increase in the range of motion.

The op was necessary because  now (nine months after the first operation) progress and finally ground to a halt, with range of motion limited because of Posterior Capsular Contracture. This paper by H. Gregory Bach, MD and Benjamin A. Goldberg, MD is a very good and through explanation of the procedure.


What’s your BMI and should you care?


I was reading a post over on Art De Vany’s site this morning about body mass index (BMI), so I thought I would check my own. I used the online tool on the NHS website.

Here’s what the NHS says about BMI

BMI is good way to check if you’re a healthy weight. Use our BMI calculator to check the whole family and find helpful information and advice. BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height.

Here’s my result. Apparently I’m right at the top end of overweight, with a BMI of 28.1.

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