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'My BMI wasn't low enough to get help'

BBC, 12 Apr 2021
As a teenager, Victoria Spence says she fell into a "deep, dark hole" about her own body image.

This led to her developing an eating disorder. But when she tried to seek help, Victoria was told her Body Mass Index (BMI) wasn't low enough for treatment.

BMI is used to measure if someone is a "healthy" weight, based on an adult's weight and height.

Victoria is supporting calls for the measure to be scrapped.

The UK government says NHS England does not support the use of "BMI thresholds".

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