Body Mass Index (BMI)

This animation shows a comparison of the change in BMI for a given height and varying weights. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a commonly-used measure of obesity.The animation shows a range of weights at a given height (5' 10"), and shows the points at which a person is classified as "overweight" or "obese." In addition, it shows one of the problems with using a simple measurement of height and weight to determine obesity: a very muscular person can have a BMI that would categorize him or her as obese. /nIt also shows why BMI is inaccurate for muscular people. This animation includes audio narration: please make sure your computer's volume is up so that you can hear it.

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Channels: Medical

Tags: Body Mass Index

Uploaded by: ( Send Message ) on 04-02-2013.

Duration: 1m 22s