Whose voice carries the most weight? A critical examination of discourses surrounding the body mass index

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Jenn Anderson
Michigan State University, Department of Communication

Examines how the BMI came to be our primary measurement of body weight, and how it has prevailed as a measurement for health risks, despite evidence that it may not be the best method.

Includes bibliographical references. This article has been accepted for publication at Fat Studies: A Journal of Research.