Comments on: Weight and Heart Disease https://www.goredforwomen.org/know-your-risk/factors-that-increase-your-risk-for-heart-disease/weight-heart-disease/ Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:24:22 -0400 hourly 1 By: therriensl@gmail.com https://www.goredforwomen.org/know-your-risk/factors-that-increase-your-risk-for-heart-disease/weight-heart-disease/#comment-444 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:06:09 +0000 http://www.goredforwomen.org/?p=1903#comment-444 This is really disappointing to me. I am currently working on my MPH and it drives me crazy that we still depend on BMI as a clinical indicator for healthy weight in the US. This is a 200 year old equation that has no scientific merit, doesn’t account for muscle mass, bone density, or overall body composition. We are better off reporting the size of the individuals weight to determine obesity than depending on the BMI scale. It is disappointing that everyone is using this despite the growing evidence against its use.

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By: nathpt@verizon.net https://www.goredforwomen.org/know-your-risk/factors-that-increase-your-risk-for-heart-disease/weight-heart-disease/#comment-333 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:59:55 +0000 http://www.goredforwomen.org/?p=1903#comment-333 I agree, helpful information.

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