Simple tape measure better calculator of obesity than BMI
Dr Jude Oben, from the Obesity Action Campaign, told Sky News that measuring waist size was a more accurate assessment of someone’s fat and less “tedious” than calculating BMI.
The fat inside your abdomen is a good indicator of your metabolic risk, and a tape measure can do the measuring, he said.
Oben said that men and women should keep their waist – measured at the level of the belly-button – below 35.5 inches and 31.5 inches respectively.
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