Study shows BMI cut offs for obesity and diabetes risk do not work for non-white populations

New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) and published simultaneously in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows that body mass index (BMI) cut-offs currently used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are not appropriate for adults from Black Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds in England and could potentially be putting their health at risk.

Study shows BMI cut offs for obesity and diabetes risk do not work for non-white populations
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) and published simultaneously in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows that body mass index (BMI) cut-offs currently used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are not appropriate for adults from Black Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds in England and could potentially be putting their health at risk.