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Mayo Clinic Minute: The Problem With BMI

Mayo Clinic Minute: The Problem With BMI

Mayo Clinic Minute: The Problem With BMI

Body mass index (BMI) was once the standard for calculating obesity; however, these days, it’s being called a misleading health measurement. In this report, Jeff Olsen speaks with a Mayo Clinic obesity researcher who says there’s a better way to calculate body fat risks, especially for people who don’t necessarily look unhealthy.

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  1. 6'1, 185 pounds, 28 inch waist. Bench press 285, squat 405, play basketball 3 days a week, and hike, camp and kayak frequently. I was marked down as overweight for a 25.5 BMI on my health screen and lost points towards my premium decrease.

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