Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement designed to determine if a person is healthy or not, but a UCLA-led study has found that relying on BMI is inaccurate. Some employers use BMI to determine how much an employee will cost them medical-wise, and some insurers will begin to charge individuals more if they have a higher BMI. BMI is calculated using a person’s height and weight, but researchers are suggesting BMI isn’t as reliable as we believe it to be.

UCLA researchers have found that 54 million Americans are incorrectly labeled unhealthy based on their BMI. Lead author and psychologist A.


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