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Alternative Weight-For-Height Measurements May Improve On Body Mass Index (BMI) For Assessing Cancer Risk

A study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that body mass index (BMI) - the most commonly used weight-for-height formula for estimating fatness - may not be the best measure for estimating disease risk, and particularly the risk of certain types of cancer. The study was published in the online edition of the American Journal of Epidemiology.
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