BMI may not be an accurate measure of abdominal obesity, because it gives a measurement of overall body mass. BMI can’t measure how the weight is distributed.
“There are some researchers that feel waist circumference is a better measure of abdominal obesity,” Ford said.
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BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Tue Sep 16, 2014
(Reuters Health) – The average waistline of Americans increased by more than an inch over the past decade, according to a study from U.S. health researchers.
Along with the increase in waist circumference measurements, the number of Americans with abdominal obesity increased by about eight percentage points between 1999-2000 and 2011-2012, researchers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found.
“We’ve been doing these studies for a number of years now,” said Dr. Earl Ford, the study’s lead author. “We’ve had three previous publications. Our last one looked through 2008 so we wanted to see what was happening in recent years.”
Many studies on obesity use a measurement known as body mass index (BMI), which is a measurement of weight in relation to height.
BMI may not be an accurate measure of abdominal obesity, because it…
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