If your doctor has never chase your colleagues about a high body mass index (BMI) levels, you may have a reason to get a second opinion. According to a report by the Minnesota Daily, a recent study suggests that may not be the best way to assess overall health and fitness assessment using BMI. The researchers say that a person is actually much more accurate measure for determining how well health.
The study comes after a growing trend of using BMI for their employee health surveillance for the purpose of determining the health insurance costs for employers. Outlined in the Affordable Care Act, employers offer workers (health, with a high BMI) can charge more than 30 percent of their health care costs.
A BMI is a relative measure comparing a person's weight and height. The move, however, may provide a false measure of a person's overall health to distinguish between the different densities of body parts, fails, and bone, muscle, fat, such as part of a , and water levels depend on factors such as the relative mass of the total weight.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California - Los Angeles that may be found to have been classified as invalid many as 54 million Americans sick. Furthermore, they are 20.7 million people with a "normal" BMI levels were sick in the original estimate.
Because BMI does not take into account other factors that contribute to weight loss, like exercise or diet should be taken seriously as a real signifier of a person's health. With a wide margin of error, BMI starts to look like a person determine how healthy a rather arbitrary time calculation.
Authors, could lead to unjust accusations on such a wrong way to use their health insurance bills to determine the overall health of a person, especially when argued that it is unethical.