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Know your BMI

July 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI?
Body mass index signals if you’re overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure. Continue Reading

Reliance on BMI understates the true obesity crisis, experts say

April 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As if the nation’s weight problems were not daunting enough, a new study has found that the body-mass index, the 200-year-old formula used to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy weight, may be misclassifying roughly half of women and just over 20 percent of men as healthy when their body-fat composition suggests they are obese. Continue Reading