The Body mass index (BMI) is the current criterion by which to distinguish ‘healthy’ from ‘unhealthy’ weight—not only in scientific literature but in popular discourse and media as well. First proposed as the ‘Quetelet Index’ in the 18th century, the formula was renamed as Body Mass Index in 1972.
I have been repeatedly questioning the validity of BMI to be used on a single person, and so have many researchers worldwide. In fact, BMI formula was never even designed for individual diagnosis due to complex effects of age and sex in the mathematical determination of the value of the BMI and the poor precision of that value to predict health problems of an individual.
Still BMI is being used extensively in various organizations, due to which a number of worthy and deserving people get rejected from important jobs, suffer financial losses, and go through unnecessary stress.
This eBook gives you the complete historical background and current scientific literature on why it’s high time that BMI needs to be scrapped as a valuation formula for individuals, and which are better and more accurate formulas for prediction of health…
- THE HISTORY OF BMI
- WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH BMI
- MULTIPLE STUDIES WHICH DO NOT SUPPORT THE USE OF BMI
- BETTER PREDICTORS OF HEALTH THAN BMI