Body Mass Indicator (BMI) is the ratio of body weight to height squared, calculated by (lbs. + Inches^2) * meter and kg conversion factor of 703.
Although, BMI has more practical uses and has its merits in the medical field, it still does not fully predict potential risks relation, vis-à-vis, body composition. The measurement of waist circumference can help assist BMI interpretations as large abdominal circumference is not due to muscle hypertrophy, allowing for the assessor to make the distinction between fat and muscle mass. Waist circumference further explains behavior-related fat storage.
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