Sunday, December 02, 2007

Problems with Body Mass Index (BMI)

Always look at different wages of health and fitness. There is no magic indicator. Here are some problems with the BMI index (used in and of itself):

1. It does not account for higher weight due to higher muscle density. It may "penalize" people for being muscular.
2. People may make mistakes in their weight and height measurements.
3. Does not necessarily correlate to fat percentage.
4. Height may be measured differently in different cultures or areas.

See the previous BMI blog.

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