• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: The Problem With BMI

March 4, 2016

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Body mass index (BMI) was once the standard for calculating obesity; however, these days, it’s being called a misleading health measurement. In this report, Jeff Olsen speaks with a Mayo Clinic obesity researcher who says there’s a better way to calculate body fat risks, especially for people who don’t necessarily look unhealthy.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute:

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video is available in the downloads. (1:10) Read the script

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