Healthcare Delivery

It's time to change how we measure obesity

A nurse measures an obese patient at the office of surgeon Dr. Alexandre Lesage's to prepare for surgery at the Saint Jean d'Angely Hospital, in Saint Jean d'Angley, southwestern France, January 24, 2013. The patient hopes to lose some 50 kilos (110 pounds) in the next year after she undergoes surgery for obesity. Picture taken January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: HEALTH) - PM1E91P1BG601

After more than 100 years, it could be goodbye to BMI. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Tim Spector
Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King\'s College London
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