Research by UCSB Graduate Student Jeffrey Hunger Critically Exams Body Mass Index (BMI)

February 19, 2016

In a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), found that calculating someone’s BMI — body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight — may be ineffective, since millions of “perfectly healthy” Americans are being mislabeled as either overweight or obese.

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