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As I was driving to school this afternoon I heard a news report that the Centers for Disease Control has dropped obesity from the #2 cause of death to #7. I was curious to know more, so I Googled the story when I got home. If you're curious, you can read the details at
Both the radio and the print stories made reference to Body Mass Index. I didn't know much about BMI, so I Googled that next and found a fascinating website. It is a BMI calculator that not only calculates your body mass index, but lets you know how you are doing compared to other people your height and age.
My BMI is 21.1 - solidly in the middle of the healthy range.
If you would like to have fun with the BMI calculator, the link is
Part of the news story said, "Experts agree that a good diet and exercise are important for health, but some question whether the multibillion-dollar diet industry has misled Americans about the health hazards of being a few pounds overweightâ€¦There are strong economic, social and political drivers, including pharmaceutical companies which are pushing ways to make people thinner."
It made me proud that the Blood Type Diet is focused on building health and that attaining and maintaining a healthy weight are natural side effects to eating right. I'm also glad that while Dr. D'Adamo makes quality supplements available, none of them are required to succeed on this diet.
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