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Sunday, September 02, 2012

OBESITY IN THE U.S.

46% of men are obese when defined as having more than 25% body fat

Forty-six percent (46%) of U.S. men are obese when defined as having more than 25% body fat or more according to a study by Eric Braverman, MD and Nirav R. Shah, MD.

Using a BMI cutoff of 30, only 26% of these men were classified as obese.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 2:54 pm | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE U.S.

74% of women are obese when defined as having more than 30% body fat

Seventy-four percent (74%) of U.S. women are obese when defined as having more than 30% body fat or more according to a study by Eric Braverman, MD and Nirav R. Shah, MD.

Using a BMI cutoff of 30, only 26% of these women were classified as obese.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 2:30 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

BMI less than perfect at determining obesity

BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) is less than perfect at identifying obesity according to a recent study. Half of those identified as obese according to BMI calculations were not obese when percent body fat was measured. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 07, 2004 2:16 pm | [0] comments
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