Public Health Implications of BMI
Mortality, Health Outcomes, and Body Mass Index in the Overweight Range
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- Health concerns associated with overweight have been minimized in the public, which could lead to a false sense of security about health and denial of important risk factors.
- The progression from overweight to obesity in adults and children is a major concern; however, risks associated with overweight can be reversed through regular physical activity and healthier lifestyle choices.
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus and heart disease are among the more common obesity-related diseases.
Read full article in Circulation