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Body mass index – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | December 15, 2009

Because the BMI is dependent only upon weight and height, it makes simplistic assumptions about distribution of muscle and bone mass, and thus may overestimate adiposity on those with more lean body mass (e.g. athletes) while underestimating adiposity on those with less lean body mass (e.g. the elderly).

A 2005 study in America showed that overweight people actually had a lower death rate than normal weight people as defined by BMI.

via Body mass index – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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