Obesity - If your body mass index is over 30kg/m2 you will be considered obese. This statement isn’t truly accurate because some people have heavy bones and some people have muscle and muscle is heavier than fat.
Can you trust the BMI rate?
So BMI in many cases will give an inaccurate indication of the individual’s actual weight situation. At the same time if a person is obese this can shorten their life and cause other health issues such as cancer; diabetes and heart disease and many others.
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