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The BMI and what it means

BMI, or the body mass index, is a numerical measure of body fat in humans. It is calculated taking into account a person’s weight and height. Originally known as the Quetelet index, BMI does not measure the percentage of fat in the human body. The body mass index was derived in the nineteenth century by Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet. It… Read more »