Israeli scientists have found that many people with a normal BMI, . In the largest study of its kind, 38.5% of women and 26.5% of men were identified as 'obese with normal weight'. The research, published in Frontiers in Nutrition, concludes that body fat percentage is a more accurate indicator of obesity than BMI.
According to a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, children of women who were exposed to high-levels of PFAS chemicals during their pregnancy had an increased likelihood of developing obesity, and having a high BMI score ages 2-5 years.
German researchers have suggested that popular diabetes and obesity weight-loss drug semaglutide may have a use as medication for alcohol dependence. The study, published in eBioMedicine, found that rats given the drug halved alcohol relapse drinking and alcohol intake.