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I had the pleasure of serving as a delegate at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2023 Annual Meeting in June. It was exactly 10 years ago that obesity was recognized by the AMA as a disease, at my first meeting serving as a delegate. I wrote policy which passed at the interim meeting calling on […]

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a ratio of a person’s weight divided by their height squared in metric. If working with pounds and inches, take pounds divided by inches squared and multiply by 703. Alternatively, use this handy BMI calculator (below) to calculate your BMI. [calculatornet_bmi_calculator] BMI: Some History and Definitions Well, yes and […]