10 Facts about BMI

Monday, July 27th 2015. | Health

Let’s find out the interesting body mass index in Facts about BMI. People often call it as the Quetelet index. BMI is very important for it can decide whether you are obese, overweight, normal weight or underweight.  You can count for BMI by dividing the body mass by the square of the body weight. Here are other interesting facts about BMI for you:

Facts about BMI 1: the value

You can find out the value of BMI from the height and weight of a person. The unit of BMI is measured in kilogram per meter square. The number is taken from the weight in kilogram divided by the height in meter.

Facts about BMI 2: the common value of BMI

The person is considered obese if their BMI is more than 30. If you are in 25 to 30 BMI level,   you are considered as a overweight person. The normal weight ranges from 18.5 to 25. The normal weight is under 18.5.



Facts about BMI 3: the criticism

Even though BMI is considered as the easiest way to define the obesity, it gains a lot of criticisms. Some people believe that BMI is not reliable to define the obesity of an individual. It should be used for population.

Facts about BMI 4: Adolphe Quetelet

In 1830 to 1850, Adolphe Quetelet devised the BMI. At that time, he called the index as social physics. His finding was published by Ancel Keys in July 1972 in the edition of the Journal of Chronic Diseases.

BMI Picture

BMI Picture

Facts about BMI 5: the simple way

Even though BMI is more acceptable to apply on the population, it is still popular among individuals.  BMI is easier and more practical to measure.

Facts about BMI 6: the male and female in Britain

There is a recent report which finds out the high BMI is seen on the female at age of 12 to 16 in Britain.

BMI Facts

BMI Facts

Facts about BMI 7: the obese individual

BMI is very important to note because the body weight has something to do with disease and death. Find out facts about binge eating here.

Facts about BMI 8: the risk of the overweight and obese persons

The persons who are obese and overweight have higher risk of having diseases such as sleep apnea, hypertension, stroke, diabetes type 2, cancer, coronary heart disease, gallbladder disease, Dyslipidemia, and Epidural Lipomatosis.

BMI and Training

BMI and Training

Facts about BMI 9: the lower mortality

It is very surprising to know that the individuals with BMI between 25 to 29.9 have lowered mortality. Get facts about blood pressure here

Facts about BMI 10: WHO

Since the beginning of 1980s, WHO has used BMI for recording the obesity.

Facts about BMI

Facts about BMI

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