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Ep 3: How we got here: BMI meets death

A history of the development of the BMI (including how 'obesity' ended up on child growth charts), how we discovered there was a relationship with weight and death, and how a few powerful men gifted us the weight-centrism we have today.

Learning Outcomes 

- Recognise the historical context of the relationship between BMI and health recommendations

- Identify the key players in setting the agenda for weight centrism

- Appreciate the statistical characteristics of childhood growth charts and BMI risk charts

Enjoy!

Please feel free to start a discussion below :-)


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