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AUG 26, 2013 - Time

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Why BMI Isn’t The Best Measure for Weight (or Health)

Body Mass Index (BMI) provides an easy way to measure obesity, but more doctors are questioning its accuracy and usefulness. BMI is supposed to estimate the amount of body fat a person carries based on height and weight, and categorizes people based on what is appropriate for their size. BMI readings under 18.5 mean you are underweight, and could put on a few pounds. If you fall between 18.5 and 24.9, you’re considered normal, while a BMI of 30 or higher qualifies as overweight. But in recent years, more researchers argue that it’s not the most accurate way to measure body ... Read More

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