Weight

(redirected from Weight gain)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

Weight

Weighted

Describing an average in which some values count for more than others. For example, if an index consisting of 10 stocks is weighted for price, this means that the average price of the stocks will move more when the stocks with higher price move. Most indices use weighted averages so "smaller" values do not affect the index inordinately. This helps correct for the fact that averages tend to be affected by extreme values. One of the most common ways of weighting an average is to weight for market capitalization.
References in periodicals archive ?
A linear mixed model was used to estimate and compare weight gain among children fed on soybean milk and soybean flour supplement in comparison with the control group using GenStat 14th edition.
We induced correlations between gestational weight gain and both birth weight and maternal lipid gain during pregnancy by reconstructing linear regressions derived from the Collaborative Perinatal Project data (National Institutes of Health 2011) or obtained from the article by Butte et al.
In contrast, 4-year weight gain was inversely related to intake of vegetables (loss of 0.
6% overall, but the question is whether it takes longer for weight gain to translate into more distal effects.
Bivariate logistic regression was carried out to determine the odds ratio (OR) for excessive weight gain in terms of each of the socio-demographic and maternal variables and for trimester specific exposures.
Since 21% of the cow milk calories are protein support to healthy calf growth compared with the 6% protein fraction in human breast milk, is the higher protein content a trigger that causes excess weight gain in humans?
The weight-gain predictors are "meant to shed light on the causes of childhood obesity and to help identify those children who are at increased risk for excess weight gain," says Butte.
We may be aware of other negative side effects of these drugs, but are usually unprepared for the weight gain they may result in.
Excessive gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention among obese women.
The study evaluated the prognostic value of weight gain using four categories of initial BMI scores: [less than or equal to] 17 kg/[m.
Nutritionist, Fiona Hunter says December's menu of fatty foods and lazy, booze-filled days provides a fast track recipe to weight gain.
And earlier weight gain tends to result in younger onset of the disease.