The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy on the use of Body Mass Index (BMI) alone for assessment of disease risk, noting significant limitations associated with widespread use of BMI in clinical settings. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the reasons for the new policy, and lists some other measurements that are more accurate for determiing disease risk factors.
AMA adopts new policy clarifying role of BMI as a measure in medicine. (2023, June 14). American Medical Association. https://www.ama-assn.org/press-center/press-releases/ama-adopts-new-policy-clarifying-role-bmi-measure-medicine