BMI undermines our obesity strategy
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BMI undermines our obesity strategy

Lisa Rickers Bariatric specialist nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Tackling obesity is about tackling inequalities and stigma. Scrapping body mass index would be a good first step

It was refreshing to hear the recommendations from parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee to scrap body mass index (BMI) as a measure of individual health and instead use the ‘health at every size’ approach.

Nursing Standard. 36, 12, 55-55. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.12.55.s22

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