How to know if a person is overweight or obese? The medical tool that provides an approximate answer is the index of body mass, which is obtained by an arithmetic operation that consists in dividing the number of kilograms of the individual between the numbers obtained by raising the figure of his stature to the square.
For example, if someone weighs 85 kilograms and his height is 1.70 m, 85 should be divided between 2.89, with what you get a BMI of 29.4.
Currently, specialists in the field resort to new method to assess the problems of overweight and obesity in the population, which reveals what proportion of body weight is fat and muscle.
This made it using a device similar to a scale, which is equipped with special sensors that measure accurately the above mentioned components. Continue reading “Fatness or overweight”