Is Body Mass Index (BMI) Obsolete?

Body Mass Index (BMI)has been used over the years as an indicator of one’s health.

John Iovine
3 min readJun 17, 2022

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The formula for calculating BMI was developed in 1832 by Belgian astronomer and mathematician Adolphe Quetelet.

To calculate BMI, you take your height in meters square and divide it by your weight in kilograms.

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John Iovine

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