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BMI less than perfect at determining obesity
Wednesday, April 07, 2004 2:16 pm Email this article
BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) is less than perfect at identifying obesity according to a recent study. Half of those identified as obese according to BMI calculations were not obese when percent body fat was measured.
BMI is a weight-to-height calculation (kilograms per meters-squared).
Wellens RI, Roche AF, Khamis HJ, Jackson AS, Pollock ML, Siervogel RM. Relationships between the body mass index and body composition. Obesity Research, Jan 1996, 4(1):35-44.
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