Is BMI an Accurate Predictor of Health?
So, what is BMI???
Body mass index or (BMI) is a standard health assessment tool in most healthcare facilities.
The BMI scale was developed to quickly estimate the degree of overweight and obesity in a given population to help governments decide where to allocate health and financial resources
When BMI was created it wasn't meant to be useful in studying single individuals but rather to give a snapshot of a population’s overall health.
Nevertheless, it is still widely used to measure an individual’s health
Though BMI has been criticized for its oversimplification of health, most research supports its ability to estimate a person’s risk of chronic disease.
To make sure that you achieve optimal health, be sure to schedule regular visits with your healthcare provider to determine the best plan of care for your overall health.