Dr. Jesse Krakauer is a graduate of Stanford University Medical School and received his endocrinology training at William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, MI) and at Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI). Dr. Krakauer is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism with permanent Internal Medicine certification. He has extensive experience with diabetes management, bone health and weight control
Besides patient care, over the last decade Dr. Krakauer has co-developed (with Nir Krakauer, PhD) A Body Shape Index (ABSI), Hip Index, and other derived quantities based on simple measurements of hip, waist circumference, height and weight. Published research studies, now more than 200 in the medical literature, suggest many possible applications of these measures. The strongest evidence is for prediction of risk for premature mortality, but also for abnormal blood tests and risk for certain cancers. There also could be a role in tailoring obesity therapy and evaluations for weight loss surgeries. Please send an email to get a personal report on how your body shape compares with population averages and what the associated risk may be, or use our online calculator.
Dr. Krakauer has recently moved his office to a setting that affords all the resources for patient care, but should also allow progress on the pathway to introducing ABSI and related research findings into the spectrum of health care.
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