Simple Tape Measure Better Calculator for Obesity Than BMI: Experts

by Bidita Debnath on  March 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM General Health News
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A simple tape measure can help you calculate obesity better than the lengthy and often confusing current body mass index (BMI), reveal experts.
 Simple Tape Measure Better Calculator for Obesity Than BMI: Experts
Simple Tape Measure Better Calculator for Obesity Than BMI: Experts

Dr Jude Oben, from the Obesity Action Campaign, told Sky News that measuring waist size was a more accurate assessment of someone's fat and less "tedious" than calculating BMI.

The fat inside your abdomen is a good indicator of your metabolic risk, and a tape measure can do the measuring, he said.

Oben said that men and women should keep their waist - measured at the level of the belly-button - below 35.5 inches and 31.5 inches respectively.

Source: ANI

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