Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

Weight

Weight and Measures

The relative fat mass (RFM) index may replace the body mass index (BMI) as the new standard for determining healthy weight.

The Battle of the Bulge

Photo illustration: Dan Saelinger Methane-producing bacteria. Mutating genes. Hunger-inducing hormones. Understanding the myriad microscopic factors inside our bodies that contribute to weight gain and obesity could help curb the epidemic—and tip the scale toward improved disease prevention. In the clinic’s Read On

Body Mass Index Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.