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BMI stands for body mass index. In America, BMI is synonymous with obesity. So much so that the World Health Organization updated its BMI classification system (see Figure 17).[1] This is the first revision to the BMI classification system since the American Medical Association raised the BMI cutoff for obesity from 30 to 35 back in 2013.[2][3]

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  1. BMI Classification Replaces Word “Obesity” with “American” (Gomerblog)
  2. Raising Obesity BMI Classification to 35 Would Cut Obesity Rates by 42% (Gomerblog)
  3. Know Your Hospital Diets (Gomerblog)

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