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Old 04-11-2011, 04:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by StealingYerMail View Post
I don't think BMI is a good way to go. It compares your height and your weight, and muscle weighs more than fat, so a short but very muscular person could show up as obese.
There are methods of actually measuring BMI that measure it. While not perfectly accurate they are not as simple as height / weight comparisons. Some scales use an electric pulse of some type to do it. Further there are methods that involve measurements that are reasonably accurate and are used by professionals. When I say measure BMI rather than weight I do not mean to use the simple height / weight scales that are the roughest form of measurement - frankly I did not think anyone even used those for BMI anymore.
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