Steve Williams
February 10 2016

The Body Mass Index is used to measure whether people fall within the rough guidelines for a healthy height to weight ratio, however new research suggests that this measure is not a reliable indicator for how healthy people really are.
For years now the Body Mass Index (BMI) rating has been used for anything from forming the basis of clinical guidelines on how to tell if people are healthy, to even being used as a factor for medical insurance. The measure uses a person’s weight factored against their height to try to calculate an overall body score which in turn can be used to guess whether someone is likely to be suffering from a weight problem and, in terms of obesity, may be at risk of other health issues like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.