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Woman measuring her waist to calculate her relative fat mass.

Is Relative Fat Mass Better Than BMI?

Is RFM a better indicator of body fat than the classic BMI assessment? Researchers think it may be more reliable, and much simpler to use.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
Man measuring his waist size with a tape measure.

A Better Way to Measure Body Fat

BMI is an imperfect way of measuring body fat. These researchers developed an easier, more accurate method. Here's how it works.

By Diane Domina
Overweight woman with doctor.

Obesity's Impact on Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have RA, obesity can put you at greater risk of complications from your disease. Here's what we know about the link.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
A hypothyroid woman weighs herself on a scale.

How to Lose Weight When You're Hypothyroid

Losing weight can be hard when you’re hypothyroid, but you can succeed if you follow these key tips.

By Mary Shomon