BMI measure isn't accurate for some obesity risks, study finds

04/21/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

The body-mass index is not the only factor to consider when determining obesity and its health risks, say researchers at the Pacific Research Centre for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases at Fiji School of Medicine. Their study found that Polynesians who had the same BMI as Melanesians had lower risks for high glucose or blood pressure, possibly because Polynesians tend to have more body muscle.

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