USC Researchers Unveil New Index for Measuring Obesity
Researchers from the University of Southern California recently developed the body adiposity index, which relies on height and hip measurements to determine whether individuals are obese, according to a study published in the journal Obesity. The study states that the body mass index method is not flexible enough to be used for both men and women, across ethnic groups or by athletes.
- "Better Than a BMI? New Obesity Scale Proposed" (Steenhuysen, Reuters, 3/6).