BMI falls short on actual obesity rates for women

04/2/2012 | HealthDay News

Data on more than 1,300 participants who underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans showed 48% of women previously unclassified as obese using BMI alone were classified as obese by the percent of body fat on DEXA, suggesting BMI measurement underestimates actual obesity rates in women. The findings appear in PLoS ONE.

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