Body Mass Index

45. Are any of your Children “Overweight”?

According to the Yorkshire Post (6 July 2013) Emma Lee has just received a letter which informs her that her daughter Katie, aged 11 years, is “overweight” as determined by criteria devised by the National Child Measurement Programme(NCMP). Mrs Lee is very concerned at the impact this letter may have because it makes young girls […]

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42. American Doctors Decide that Obesity is a Disease

Obesity is now classed as a disease according to a recent decision taken by the American Medical Association (AMA)which is the official body representing the medical profession in the USA. This decision was reached despite the fact that the AMA’s own Council on Science and Public Health had concluded that: “Without a single, clear, authoritative,

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