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Why BMI is a flawed health standard, especially for people of color – The Washington Post

BMI is an old health standard based on White measurements, and some experts say that should change.

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It wasnt until two years ago when Redd, a Black woman, was 38 that a therapist diagnosed her with atypical anorexia, a condition that doesnt present with low body weight. Even then, her insurance wouldnt cover treatment because of her BMI category. Getting a doctor, a medical doctor, to sign off on me having an eating disorder was impossible, she said. Redd began paying up to $800 out of pocket monthly to work with a therapist and dietitian.
The use of BMI a persons weight divided by height is deeply…

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