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How BMI Could Cause More Health Inequities for People of Color

20 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

If you want to get people talking, just mention three little words - body mass index. BMI has been in the hot seat a lot over the years. Critics of it have said that it's old-school, it doesn't distinguish between excess fat, muscle or bone mass and it doesn't give an accurate picture of our overall health. Recently, another issue was added to the pile - BMI could prevent people of color from having their risk for Type 2 diabetes assessed earlier.
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