BMI Has Limitations As Body Fat Health Measurement

Sensual and Superyoung| A recent Jane Brody article reminds us that BMI is a limited measure of health and fails to differentiate between fat and lean muscle. Because muscle weighs four times as much as fat, exercise can drive BMI upward or remain the same, even though one is healthier and even smaller in physical size.

Two women can have the same BMI, being the same height and weight but only one is healthy with more muscle mass. BMI remains a valid predictor of overall health and wellbeing in large statistical populations like the women of France vs the women of America.  Read on in Libido, Sexuality, Superyoung Longevity.