BMI is a flawed measure – let’s stop using it

is-bmi-goodResearchers have examined data from 40,420 people in the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, looking for a link Body Mass Index (BMI) and key health markers including blood pressure, glucose, insulin resistance, and cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The BMI/health connection didn’t pan out—by a long shot.

We’ve noted previously that BMI is flawed for individual analysis and how it doesn’t take into account the weight of lean muscle versus fat.

You can read more at Bicycling magazine.

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