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May 2015 Issue

Being Underweight is Risky Business

“Skinny” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be—underweight brings health risks, too. Follow our tips to achieve a healthy weight.

While headlines often sound the alarm on the dangers of being overweight, less attention is given to the two percent of U.S. adults who are underweight. Their ranks may be smaller, but the health risks that affect many people who are underweight—a body mass index (BMI) below 18.5—are significant.

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