Demystifying BMI and The Truth About Fat
Dr Saleyha Ahsan
RGU Garthdee Campus
How controversial are BMI measurements; do they take all lifestyle factors into consideration? How can some people be a healthy weight but have an unhealthy level of fat around their middles, how can you have low body fat levels but still be considered obese? Join us as Dr Saleyha Ahsan delves into the mysteries of BMI and the truth about fat. Saleyha Ahsan is a practising A&E doctor at a London hospital, a former Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps and a broadcaster. She co-presents the hit BBC2 health series, Trust Me I'm a Doctor. She has also spoken at a number of events in her role as a doctor including at medical conferences. She has given talks about her time in Libya, where she both worked as a frontline doctor and as a journalist and filmmaker and has spoken at the Royal Society of Medicine Extreme Medicine conference.