A 30-year-old male asked:
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How can BMI decrease without any effect on "body composition, abdominal fat"? Doesn't the weight need to come from somewhere?

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience in Bariatrics
BMI is just a ratio: Bmi is simply a ratio of height to weight. The scenario you mentioned could simply come from a decrease in skeletal muscle mass without any decrease in body fat mass. Monitoring progression of body fat percentage is thus a much better indicator of your health than monitoring bmi. To do this you could track your progress on a professional body composition machine like the inbody 230.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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