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.
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