TITLE

BMI Flawed

AUTHOR(S)
Toops, Diane
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Food Processing (00156523);Oct2006 Supplement, Vol. 67, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study which showed that body mass index (BMI) is badly flawed as a standard measure of obesity. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota reviewed data from 40 studies covering 250,000 people with heart disease. They found that patients with a low BMI had a higher risk of death from heart disease, and overweight patients had better survival rates and fewer heart problems than those with a normal BMI.
ACCESSION #
23820361

 

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