ABSI calculator; interpretation of data
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clarkusenet posted:
I read about ABSI, and think it sounds like a better obesity measure than BMI.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/07/19/new-obesity-indicator-better-than-bmi/

I also found an ABSI calculator online:

http://absi.nl.eu.org/

But, I haven't found anything that will help me interpret the data. What ABSI numbers are considered underweight, normal, overweight, and so on?

If anyone can provide a link to a news article, I'll be grateful.
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Souto responded:
Try this link: http://www-ce.ccny.cuny.edu/nir/sw/absi-calculator.html

This calculator is made by the authors of that study, and give you relative risks based on your results.
 
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rimram replied to Souto's response:
I found a calculator on line at http://www.absicalculator.co.uk, which seemed to be linked to http://www.abodyshapeindex.com, but it doesn't seem to be there at the moment. I wondered if it is having work done to it. Does anyone know? Perhaps it's too early for it to be taken as a useful measurement system. There seem to be a lot of these sort of studies flying about at the moment. I think theres a lot to be said for just having a balanced diet and regular exercise!
 
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rimram replied to Souto's response:
I found an ABSI calculator at www.absicalculator.co.uk, but I've just looked and they seem to have removed it temporarily. Perhaps it is having work done on it or something. Does anyone know? There seem to be a lot of these sort of studies flying around at the moment. It's difficult to know what to listen too. I cant help thinking that a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise is best!
 
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rimram replied to rimram's response:
Sorry, the page told me it hadn't worked, so I reposted!
 
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Oli998 responded:
I must recommend this calculator: http://www.absi-calculator.com It is very user friendly and gives you information about your absi values in context.