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Six Smart Ways to Assess Your Health That Have Nothing to Do With BMI

The body mass index was invented 200 years ago, by a guy who wasn’t even a doctor

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DDespite its widespread use, there are big problems with using the Body Mass Index (or BMI) to assess weight and, by extension, a patient’s overall health.

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