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.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Regulatory Counsel
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Vice President, Commercial Markets
Meridian Health
Neptune, NJ
Health Plan CEO – Oregon
Trillium Community Health Plan
Eugene, OR
Director of Operations - GBS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN