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Mayo Clinic: BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese
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Mayo Clinic: BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese

[caption id="attachment_20913" align="alignleft"]bmi measurementAsma Javed, M.D. (Photo: Mayo Clinic)[/caption]ROCHESTER, Minn. — Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term health, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online today in Pediatric Obesity.

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