The problem with BMI – and why ‘health at every size’ is a better obesity strategy
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The problem with BMI – and why ‘health at every size’ is a better obesity strategy

Lisa Rickers Bariatric specialist nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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

It was refreshing to hear the recent 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.

Primary Health Care. 31, 4, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.4.10.s4

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