BMI may miss 25 percent of kids with obesity
from LiveScience via Fox News
Some children who have a normal body mass index (BMI) might actually be obese, because they have extra body fat that's not picked up by the measurement, a new study says. As a result, some parents may have "a false sense of reassurance" that their child is not obese, and that they do not need to focus on their child's weight, said study researcher Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, director of preventive cardiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
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