Scripps Weight-Loss Expert Weighs in on Obesity Study

Study shows BMI alone cannot predict obesity-related illnesses

An overweight man measures his waist.

Study shows BMI alone cannot predict obesity-related illnesses

Ken Fujioka, MD, a weight management specialist at Scripps Clinic, recently commented on a study that showed that Body Mass Index (BMI) alone is not the best predictor of obesity-related problems. BMI determines obesity but adding metabolic and genetic information allow for a better prediction.


The story in The San Diego Union-Tribune: Better than BMI? Obesity disease predictions improved with metabolic information, study finds, is not available at this time.

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