For years, obesity has been measured by BMI — Body Mass Index. The CDC calls BMI a "fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people." But critics call the BMI badly flawed, and in 2007, Kate Harding put together a slideshow demonstrating how problematic the BMI can be: A 5 foot tall size 4 woman is considered overweight; the average top fashion model's BMI is 16.
A study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that body mass index (BMI) - the most commonly used weight-for-height formula for estimating fatness - may not be the best measure for esti... Read Post
The Body Benchmark Study was launched in March 2007, with the goal of developing the Body Volume Index (BVI) as a potential long-term replacement for the Body Mass Index (BMI) for the measurement of obesity and associated health ris... Read Post