Reasons Why the BMI Test is Bogus

This article goes over the many flaws with using the BMI test as our standard for measuring body composition. Many of these are ones that we went over in class such as the logic behind it and the fact that the creator said not to use it for this exact purpose. However one thing I found very interesting is that some insurance companies even use BMI and will charge higher rates to people with higher BMI's since they are considered "unhealthy" and at a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases. The flaw with that though is that somebody could be very fit with a high BMI due to having a higher muscle mass.

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    Added to this shelf by: Erik Raisys, on 03-28-2018 11:11am

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