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Obesity and BMI

The Paradox of Obesity with Normal Weight

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / December 5, 2023

New research adds evidence to support moving away from using the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a sole assessment tool to measure cardiometabolic disease risk and overall health.

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Illustration of woman using BMI system

AMA Clarifying BMI’s Role in Medical Assessment

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / December 5, 2023

The American Medical Association adopted a policy to clarify the role of BMI as an assessment tool in medicine at the Annual Meeting held in Chicago from June 9 to 14, 2023.

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Meter showing the glycemic index

The Glycemic Index and Weight Loss

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / December 6, 2021

A review of more than 2 million people found no differences in body mass index between those with high- versus low-glycemic index diets.

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Person walking their dog to lower BMI

Lower BMI With Sleep, Not Screen Time

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / August 6, 2021

Encourage clients to swap out 30 minutes of inactive time for sleep or light- to moderate-intensity exercise to lower BMI.

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Women's BMI and fitness level

Lower Weight in Young Women ≠ Higher Fitness

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / January 11, 2021

A common assumption is that people who weigh less are more fit. For younger adult women, however, this may not be the case.

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