Body Mass Index understates the true obesity crisis: Study

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‘Baloney Mass Index’ can give false readings.

According to a new study, the obesity problem in the U.S is far worse than previously thought.  Researchers found 39 per cent of Americans currently classed as slightly overweight using the Body Mass Index calculator are actually obese.

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The problem with body mass index

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BMI is a simple system, but it does have some flaws.

The Body Mass Index is a popular way to measure and assess whether someone is overweight or underweight. Basically, it’s just your weight divided by your height. BMI is a simple system, but it does have some flaws. Over at the Obesity Panacea blog, Peter Janiszewski (who has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology) has a nice post explaining why BMI is sometimes useful, and also why it’s not a great measurement of individual health…

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