Flawed BMI Scale
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Addiction, BMI Scale, Youth Engagement in Politics, Cocaine
Episode: Addiction, BMI Scale, Youth Engagement in Politics, Cocaine
- Feb 19, 2016
- 12:28 mins
Guest: Jeffrey Hunger, Doctoral Student in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Bring up the term “BMI” in a group of people with variety of body sizes and fitness habits, and you better brace yourself for some backlash. The measure of Body Mass Index is used by dieticians and fitness trainers and even health insurance companies to assess how overweight or obese a person is. It’s very controversial. And may just be very wrong, as well.