BMI is wrong: Millions of healthy Americans labeled obese - Futurity

University of California, Santa Barbara rightOriginal Study Posted by Julie Cohen-UC Santa Barbara on You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Millions of Americans labeled overweight or obese based on their BMI are, in fact, "perfectly healthy." "BMI is a deeply flawed measure of health."

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Finally! Someone is making sense.  BMI has been harder to kill than Dracula! 02-15-2016 10:10am

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Comment by Michael Orendurff

Nicely done study showing that BMI is a poor measure of actual health or risk of premature death.  | A person who does resistance training and is very fit with heavy bones and muscles might have a "high" BMI and appear to be a health... more »Nicely done study showing that BMI is a poor measure of actual health or risk of premature death.  | A person who does resistance training and is very fit with heavy bones and muscles might have a "high" BMI and appear to be a health risk when, in fact, they are very healthy and NOT a risk. Measuring cRP, insulin resistance, BP, glucose levels is a much more accurate assessment of health status. Even waist to hip ratio is better than BMI. 02-15-2016 1:13pm

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Comment by Jeff Novack

We have always known this - getting the medical community to accept it is the difficult part.  There are still some insurance companies (and the government) that want to charge people more who do not fall into the "normal BMI"... more »We have always known this - getting the medical community to accept it is the difficult part.  There are still some insurance companies (and the government) that want to charge people more who do not fall into the "normal BMI" category.   | http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/04/465569465/if-bmi-is-the-test-of-health-many-pro-athletes-would-flunk 02-16-2016 7:07am

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