BMI stable; Central Obesity Increases

December 16th, 2013 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

Another cautionary note is heard on the perception that the obesity epidemic is leveling off.  A British study followed the same children for five years. They found that, using Body Mass Index (BMI) their weight was stabilizing. However, using weight circumference (WC) measurement, central obesity is increasing, especially in girls. Regardless of the method used for measurement, the proportion of children with obesity has never been greater.