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    An_267376 posted:
    When the company does routine health screenings they use your height and weight ONLY to measure BMI. I feel this is not accurate as some people may have more muscle mass. Thus stating you are "overweight" and need to change your lifestyle. Any body else agree?
     
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    rohvannyn responded:
    It's silly to take any one number and use it in isolation. At the very least, waist size could be included - but some might consider that to be too intrusive. Height plus weight is better than just weight, but not much. Though generally BMI is a pretty good indicator, there are always exceptions such as weight lifters. How about they switch to BMI plus fat percentage? Or even fat percentage only? Fat measuring scales aren't expensive.
     
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    houstonbeerman responded:
    Going by BMI, Michael Strahan is obese. Have you ever seen him? I think it's a pretty poor indicator of overall health.


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