- BMI is not an accurate predictor of health because it does not account for body fat percentage or body fat distribution.
- In addition, BMI cannot accurately predict the health of different demographics and races because it was created with data from only white Europeans.
- Measurements that are more accurate than BMI at predicting health outcomes include blood pressure, waist circumference, and cholesterol levels.
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Body mass index (BMI) is…