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Is body mass index (BMI) still the best measure of body fat?

Ask the doctor Q. Over the last few years Iíve read that BMI may not be the best way of determining whether a person is overweight. Is that true? A. BMI (your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters) is a pretty reliable way to determine whether you have too much body fat. That said, BMI is not a perfect measure because it does not…

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