Body Mass Index, or BMI, has been strongly criticized in recent years as a health metric. Now, many states are using BMI to decide whether adults should be eligible for a COVID vaccine.
We examine the history of BMI and put it in context with the experts. Our guests:
- Steve Cook, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital
- Holly Russell, M.D., medical director for clinical and community-based programs the Center for Community Health & Prevention at UR Medicine, and family medicine physician at Highland Family Medicine
- Jill Chodak, clinical dietitian with the Center for Community Health & Prevention at UR Medicine