Is Body Mass Index (BMI) an Accurate Indicator of Health?

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Body Mass Index (BMI), formerly known as Quetelet index indicates the nutritional status of a person. BMI of a person is calculated by the person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of the person’s height in metres. That is kg/m2.

BMI is an inexpensive and easy screening method for weight category—underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.

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