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Body mass index- (BMI) can be a helpful tool in determining some aspects about health, but it has its limitations. The measurement isn’t always accurate about estimating weight, especially in individuals who are particularly muscular or lacking in muscle tone. BMI calculations aren’t very reliable when it comes to predicting diabetes and heart disease, either. There are much better measurements for...
March 4, 2020
Body mass index-, or BMI, is a tool for estimating a person’s body composition. High percentages of body fat can indicate higher risks for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and other weight-related conditions. But BMI is just one of several numbers to consider when looking at a person's health. Consider: a person is relatively thin, their BMI is normal, and yet they have high blood pressure....
December 26, 2019
Body mass index is a measure of body fat that is based upon an individual’s weight and height. Since BMI measures body fatness, it can indicate health problems associated with weight. This is not a direct measure of body fatness but has been shown to have similar results to those indicated by skinfold measurements, bioelectrical impedance, and underwater weighing. Since the 1970s, the prevalence of...
May 7, 2019