• The modern term "body mass index" (BMI) for the ratio of human body weight to squared height was coined in a paper published in the July 1972 edition of the Journal of Chronic Diseases by Ancel Keys and others. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although Body Mass Index does not directly measure percent of body fat, higher BMIs are usually associated with an increase in body fat and the potential health risks of excess weight. (cyberparent.com)
  • BMI can be a use-ful tool for iden-ti-fy-ing cer-tain health risks but it should be used with cau-tion as it does not take in-to con-sid-er-a-tion body com-po-si-tion. (co.tt)
  • Mean body mass index (BMI) provides a simplified measure of the comparative weight of populations on a country by country basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mean data highlights the central tendency of the population data and is but one method of calculating relative body weight between populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • It's built off the same bullstalin that gave us "somatotyping" which said that there were ideal body shapes/proportions and that non-ideal types might indicate certain behavioral flaws as well (withdrawn, etc. (freerepublic.com)
  • However, BMI does not differentiate between the types of the mass (fat or muscle) or body shapes. (news-medical.net)
  • Excess body fat is linked to an increased risk of some diseases including heart disease and some cancers. (news-medical.net)
  • This laminated A3 body mass index chart makes it quick and easy to see the BMI ranges as well as determine what weight range you are in. (weightlossresources.co.uk)
  • DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I lost my body mass index chart. (sunjournal.com)
  • Will you be so kind as to send me a chart with the body mass index? (sunjournal.com)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) is an objective standard that is becoming the measurement of choice for most health care professionals. (cyberparent.com)
  • Individuals with a body mass index of 19 to 24 are considered normal. (livestrong.com)
  • Individuals with the same BMI may have different amounts of body fat. (cdc.gov)
  • This results in taller people having a reported BMI that is uncharacteristically high, compared to their actual body fat levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Elevated body mass index - a measure of weight accounting for a person's height - has been shown to be a likely causal contributor to population patterns in mortality, according to a new study led by the University of Bristol using measurements and mortality data from 500,000 people. (news-medical.net)
  • You might try other methods, such as the skin fold test, to approximate your percent body fat. (livestrong.com)
  • But if you have a small body frame, you should subtract 10 percent from that number. (aarp.org)