A 200-Year Weight Debate

Screen-Shot-2017-09-27-at-12.49.38-PM-199x0-c-default@2xThe death knell of the Body Mass Index (BMI) is sounding as evidence of its ineffectiveness as a reliable measure of health builds. Many recent studies confirm that BMI, our standard measure of body fat and general health, may be faulty. Studies investigating and calculating mortality risks based on body weight measures, are part of a larger trend in American society that was begun in earnest by life insurance companies in the early 20th century.

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