New study says BMI is massively understating the scope of American obesity

The Body Mass Index — a number, calculated from your height and weight, used by doctors to identify potential weight problems — is a flawed screening tool. Numerous studies have pointed to its limitations in the past, but an investigation published in PLoS ONE this April suggests that the use of BMI by physicians to… »8/22/12 3:05pm8/22/12 3:05pm