Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?

Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Knowing your force and height is enough to calculate your organization mass index

You’ve been using our fat calculator in your droves, works out your BMI( form 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 allege exercising BMI to measure whether they are healthy, overweight or obese is misleading.

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

Is BMI best available measure of obesity?

Firstly, it is a quick and easy method of works out whether you are in the healthy category by exploiting two simple quantifies – weight and height.

Most physicians say it is the best method they have, it’s pretty accurate, can be measured plainly in clinic and would accept patients.


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