BMI may not be the right tool to measure health risks

04/18/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The government relies heavily on BMI to assess the nation's health, but some experts say the tool is imprecise and may be the wrong way to evaluate individual health risks. Obesity expert Richard Bergman says BMI was intended to track the health and nutrition of large populations, not individuals, and other critics say BMI does not take into account race, muscle and fitness level.

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