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Why You Should Care About Your BMI

Do you know your body mass index (BMI)? While this number doesn’t define you, it does provide important clues about your health. Read on to learn why your BMI matters and what you can do to reach a healthy number.

Dec 1st, 2019
What Happens When You Have Gallstones?

Gallstones can go unnoticed for long periods of time, but they require surgery and removal when they begin affecting your health. That begs the question: what are gallstones, and what happens when you have them?

Nov 1st, 2019
There are better ways to measure body fat than BMI

Every January, fat’s in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to?

Nov 6th, 2018
Do you want to be a fat man or fit man?

Make an “okay” sign with your thumb and index finger. You’re looking at the approximate size of my stomach. That tiny circle, the result of gastric-bypass surgery, has made an enormous difference in my life.

Aug 2nd, 2016