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On January 2nd, just in time to damper the enthusiasm of many overweight people's New Year's resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, and lose excess body weight, we have the Journal of the American Medical Association publish yet another seriously flawed study from Dr. Flegal and her associates at the...
 
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The average American has been increasing in weight at least since the 1950s. The reason for this increase in BMI has been debated for decades, but still there is no consensus as to what is causing it. There is no debate today that most Americans are overweight or obese....
 
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What is an optimal or ideal body weight? It depends on how you define it. The optimal body weight for an Olympic weight lifter, Sumo wrestler or professional football lineman is well above a body mass index (BMI) of 30, at least in terms of athletic success. However, in terms of health and longevity, men ... Impact of BMI on Health