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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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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 Admin2 on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 2:30 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, September 06, 2007

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Obesity rates twice as high in 11-14 year-olds when percent body fat used

The prevalence of obesity was found to be twice as high in 11-14 year-old white children when using percent body fat as compared to body mass index (BMI) according to a study from England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Sep 06, 2007 9:53 am | [0] comments

Monday, May 14, 2007

BMI

College football linemen can have BMI of up to 34 without being overfat

Obesity is a matter of being overfat, not just overweight. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a very imperfect way of trying to determine who is overfat. A study of athletes from Michigan State University found that college athletes can, in some cases, have a much higher than normal BMI without being overfat. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, May 14, 2007 7:49 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

BMI NOT PERFECT

BMI inaccurate in predicting body fat

A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 is not an accurate definition of obesity for many non-Caucasian groups according to a recent study.
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BMI VS PERCENT BODY FAT

Measuring body fat vastly superior to BMI for identifying who is overweight

Measuring percent body fat was found to be vastly superior to body mass index (BMI) to determine if a person is overweight according to a new study from India. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Apr 13, 2005 3:10 am | [0] comments
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