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Body Mass Index (BMI)

Date: April 15 2022

Summary: An overview of the body mass index and some of the concern surrounding it.

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One contentious example is body mass index, or BMI. The formula for BMI uses height and weight, so the relationship between height, weight, and BMI is defined and fixed. However, BMI is then taken as a proxy for body fat, which is then in turn taken as a proxy for healthiness, even though those relationships are not fixed or precisely definable

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Zelko, Jacob. Body Mass Index (BMI). April 15 2022.



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