BMI, Body Fat, and Abnormal Blood Glucose

May 15, 2018

New study finds higher percentage of body fat is associated more with abnormal blood glucose in normal and overweight nondiabetic subjects. 

Ara Jo, PhD, MS and Arch Mainous, PhD, at the University of Florida looked at body mass index (BMI) and percentage of body fat (%BF) in nondiabetic subjects and found that higher %BF was associated more with abnormal blood glucose (ABG) in normal weight subjects as well as overweight participants. Thumb through the slides for details on the study and take home messages for physicians.For more information: Jo A, Mainous AG. Informational value of percent body fat with body mass index for the risk of  abnormal blood glucose: a nationally representative cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2018;8.