Class 16 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2020 – Chapter 8 – Start Energy Balance & Body Weight Regulation

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The above slide is very important because it shows definitely that BMI cannot be used for the individual. Note that the title of the Article is “A requiem for BMI in the clinical setting.”  What can be used in the clinical setting?  Really what we wish to measure is percent body fat.  This can be measured by DEXA, Body Pod, electrical impedance, or underwater weighing.  Obviously DEXA would be the method of choice, but the instrument is expensive and costly to operate.

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