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BMI: Docs Urged To Screen For Obesity PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lauren Neergaard AP Medical Writer   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 02:06

Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI?

Body mass index signals if you're overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure.

But apparently not enough doctors check: A government panel renewed a call Monday for every adult to be screened for obesity during checkups, suggesting more physicians should be routinely calculating their patients' BMIs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 02:07