Body fat, not BMI, higher death %
This article, from CNN, was written by Carina Storrs on March 14, 2016. The text claims that being skinny, doesn't necessarily make you healthy. Researchers conducted a study of 50,000 women and 5,000 men of Manitoba, which is a province of Canada. The twist of the study is that they did not base their study on BMI, they based their study on total body fat. They found, through a follow up, that skinnier women had a higher mortality rate than those who had a higher body fat. This lead to their conclusion that, although patients with high BMI should be encouraged to lose weight and adapt a healthier life style, it's also very important for extremely low or high fat individuals to maintain weight, have a healthy diet, and maintain a level of fitness.