According to a reported published by Fox News on August 23, the method most medical professionals use to determine if someone is at a healthy weight, is overweight, or is obese could be flawed.
Currently people who have a BMI of 30 or more are believed to be at a higher risk for things like diabetes, heart disease, and death, but recent studies say that no one number can determine someone's overall health. In fact, some now believe that in certain cases a higher BMI can actually prevent some diseases.
Dr. Ahima says that “obesity is a complex disorder,” and added that “it's important to consider fat in relation to the amount of muscle.” Ahima believes that scientists need to start looking more closely at cause-and-effect body fat and disease.
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