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A 36-year-old male asked:

How come doctors still use bmi as main index when comparing weight which doesn't take into account of muscle mass?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Nothing better: That is where common sense come in and there are no absolutes.It is just a screening tool.It is not meant to be the end all.BMI is a screening tool that can indicate whether a person is underweight or if they have a healthy weight, excess weight, or obesity. If a person's BMI is outside of the healthy range, their health risks may increase significantly.we then look at the individual

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Last updated Mar 1, 2019

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