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Dread the weigh-in? Researchers propose a new (scale-free) way to measure obesity (but you still may be too fat)
Move over, BMI. Researchers led by a University of Southern California physician have proposed "a better index of adiposity." This one would require a tape measure and a calculator, but none of the stepping-up-on-the-scale drama featured on NBC's The Biggest Loser and replayed so often in the privacy of our own bathrooms.
Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
March 3, 2011