BMI Calculators

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27/03/2009 at 11:43
Are these actually any use?  I am on the verge of being obese when I do them
27/03/2009 at 11:45
They assume an average physique so are really only useful as a guide.  If you've got a large build and/or are very muscular then expect a high BMI figure, even if your body fat percentage is low.
27/03/2009 at 11:46
definitely not muscular, must be large build
27/03/2009 at 13:41
BMI by itself is useless apart from loading life assurance premiums
27/03/2009 at 13:46
oh dog - not the old "is BMI of any use" discussion again.....

generally a waste of time for athletes but useful as a measure of fatness for couch potatoes who do no exercise

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