BMI Obesity Measure "Needs To Be Lower" For Millions In UK, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Reveals

Published: Jan 22, 2014

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Millions of people from ethnic minority groups who may be at risk of weight-related diseases are not showing up as obese under current tests, experts say. Medical advisory body NICE says the method of calculating body mass index does not work for some groups. And it wants the BMI "fatness" thresholds to be lowered to ensure up to 8m people of African, Caribbean and Asian descent in the UK are covered.

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