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Obesity bmi study 030412

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A new study has found that the use of the body mass index to determine obesity has misrepresented the issue.
Duke University researchers predict that the rate of severely obese Americans will double by 2030 to 11 percent.
A new study has found that a simple breath test could tell you if you are obese or if you have the risk of being obese in the future.
Obesity bmi study 030412

Seventeen year-old Marissa Hamilton stands on a scale during her weekly weigh-in at the Wellspring Academy in Reedley, California, a special school that helps teens and college level students lose weight along with academic courses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of children in the US ages 6-19 years are overweight or obese, three times as many since 1980.

Justin Sullivan