10 Nov '11, 2pm

Why BMI Is not A complete Indicator of health #Singapore

Have you had days where you were so overwhelmed with work or studies that you had to do many projects, yet you knew that your work was not of the highest quality? This is what happens sometimes when it comes to generalizing the health of a population. It might be impossible or excessively time consuming to get all the right data all the time. One such case is when studying obesity and health related issues. The standard measurement is "Body Mass Index". It's an ancient formula from the 1800s, and it is mass in kilos, divided by height in meters squared. So if you were 80kg and 170cm it would be 80/(1.7*1.7) = 27.68 This can be done by anybody with a primary school maths education and because of its simplicity is often used in population studies of health. But is it the best for you? I would say, probably not! Here are three reasons why you should consider using body-fat pe...

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