BMI falls short on estimating obesity

04/2/2012 | HealthDay News

Data on more than 1,300 participants who underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans showed 48% of women who were previously not classified as obese using body mass index alone were classified as obese by the percent of body fat on DEXA, suggesting that BMI measurement underestimates actual obesity rates in women. The findings appear in PLoS ONE.

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