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Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Muscle mass
The body mass index (bmi) is simply a calculation based on weight and height.
It does not factor in body composition. Muscle is more dense and heavier than the same volume of fat. Therefore someone can have a higher muscle mass accounting for their weight giving her a higher bmi.

In brief: Muscle mass
The body mass index (bmi) is simply a calculation based on weight and height.
It does not factor in body composition. Muscle is more dense and heavier than the same volume of fat. Therefore someone can have a higher muscle mass accounting for their weight giving her a higher bmi.
Dr. Craig Keathley
Dr. Craig Keathley
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: BMI
Bmi is calculated from body weight and height.
.. So if you have an extraordinary muscle mass (body builder) you will appear as having a high bmi. In case of doubt, we do a body fat measurement.

In brief: BMI
Bmi is calculated from body weight and height.
.. So if you have an extraordinary muscle mass (body builder) you will appear as having a high bmi. In case of doubt, we do a body fat measurement.
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
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