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Richard Herring: BMI is stupid and dieting is a piece of cake
My cholesterol was a bit high, my potassium a bit low and perhaps most notably I was 25kg (nearly four stone) over the weight recommended by the body mass index. I was told that, all in all, this meant that I had a six per cent chance of dying of a …
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Tape measure better calculator for obesity than BMI
Experts have revealed that a simple tape measure can help you calculate obesity better than the lengthy and often confusing current body mass index (BMI). Dr Jude Oben, from the Obesity Action Campaign, told Sky News that measuring waist size was a …
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Doctors call for boost in weight loss surgery
"International guidelines would say that you would need a body mass index (BMI) of 40 to be suitable for surgery. For the average woman, that's about 16-and-a-half stone, and for the average man it's about 19 stone," said Professor O'Shea. He said that …
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Parkour goes from YouTube fad to fitness craze
Jessamyn Hodge, a 32-year-old software and information engineer from South Boston, recently prepped for her first parkour class at a high school gym in suburban Brookline, Mass. She was … "So it's a nice connection between your mind and your body.".
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Secrets of the world's healthiest countries
The world's fattest country, if measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) is Kuwait, according to the Mail Online. With an average of 29.5 they are well above what's considered healthy. And, shockingly, New Zealand sits at seventh on the 'fattest country list'.

Smart for Life® Launches State-of-the-Art Body Mass Index (BMI) Web
The BMI Smart App will give users an opportunity to give clients an immediate solution to their specific poor-eating habits and track their success right from their phone, computer or tablet. This isn't just another app – this could soon be used as …
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Bye bye BMI, hello waist ratio
Measuring the ratio of waist to height is a better way of predicting life expectancy than body mass index (BMI), the method widely used by doctors when judging overall health and risk of disease, experts said. BMI is calculated by dividing a person's …