Elevated BMI Raises UI Risk

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Women who avoid high BMI and waist circumference may have a lower risk for having urinary incontinence (UI), researchers reported in Obesity (2008;16:881-886).


In a study of 35,754 women who participated in the Nurses' Health Study, Mary K. Townsend, MD, of the Channing Laboratory in Boston, and her colleagues found that higher BMI was associated with increased risks of urge and mixed UI and increasing waist circumference was associated with increased risks of of stress UI.

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