If BMI Is The Test Of Health, Many Pro Athletes Would Flunk

Sylvester Williams, a Denver Broncos nose guard, nabs Isaiah Crowell of the Cleveland Browns last October. If measured by BMI, Williams is obese.i

Sylvester Williams, a Denver Broncos nose guard, nabs Isaiah Crowell of the Cleveland Browns last October. If measured by BMI, Williams is obese.

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Sylvester Williams, a Denver Broncos nose guard, nabs Isaiah Crowell of the Cleveland Browns last October. If measured by BMI, Williams is obese.

Sylvester Williams, a Denver Broncos nose guard, nabs Isaiah Crowell of the Cleveland Browns last October. If measured by BMI, Williams is obese.

AAron Ontiveroz/Denver Post via Getty Images

Employers are pushing workers to get in shape and become more fit through workplace wellness programs. But if employers use body mass index as a yardstick for health, then that could unfairly penalize millions of Americans, a study finds.

Doctors contend that BMI’s usefulness ends at a rough indication that a patient

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/04/465569465/if-bmi-is-the-test-of-health-many-pro-athletes-would-flunk?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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