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January 12, 2004

The Fight Against Obesity

It turns out the BMI index may not be an accurate indicator for obesity. Asian populations who are at higher risk for type-2 diabetes may be at risk if their BMI measures 26 to 31.

Doctors and patients are advised to use the index as one sign of overall health, alongside others such as blood pressure and blood sugar.

Another frustrating headline from the battle of the bulge:

Farm-raised salmon has higher rates of cancer-causing toxins than wild salmon.

Some good news: Toxic levels were low in salmon from Chile, which is where most U.S. farm salmon imports come from.

Also, the study tested salmon with skin. Removing the skin reduces the level of contaminants.

Posted by linda at January 12, 2004 8:57 AM

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