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BMI Alone No Longer Treated as the Go-to Measure For Weight Management

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“While BMI may have strong correlations with the amount of body weight composed of body fat in studies of averages of large groups of people, it does not directly measure body fat for an individual,” Dr. Scott Hagan writes. “Therefore, people with the same BMI may have substantially different body fat percentage based on a variety of factors such as age, muscle mass, sex and race.”