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UCSB, UCLA Study Questions Validity Of Commonly Use BMI For Health Assessments

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It’s a measure commonly used to assess our health.

But, a new study co-authored by a UC Santa Barbara researcher suggests that this commonly used indicator may actually be labeling people who are healthy as obese.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports the study questions the validity of the “Body Mass Index,” better known as “BMI”.