BMI: What is it and can we trust it?
How accurate is Body Mass Index and does it still have a place in modern medicine?
HEALTH Body mass index
Body Mass Index is a popular tool used by physicians to assess obesity levels in patients. A calculation is made using the person's height and weight. The result of this calculation is then matched with a score that indicates whether a person is within a "healthy" size range. But how accurate is it, really?
We look at the origins of the BMI, how it's evolved through the years, and whether or not it is still a valuable tool to assess patients.
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