Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?

You've been using our fat calculator in your droves, working out your BMI (body mass index) and comparing the result with people in your age group and your part of the UK.

You've been using our fat calculator in your droves, working out your BMI (body mass index) and comparing the result with people in your age group and your part of the UK.

But a few people have been critical. They say using BMI to measure whether they are healthy, overweight or obese is misleading.

So what's the truth? Can we trust what it tells us?

Firstly, it is a quick and easy way of working out whether you are in the healthy category by using two simple measures -...
source: BBC

2018-04-26 04:08
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