What’s the best measurement to assess health risks from being overweight?
Is it Body fat Percentage or is it Body mass Index?
Use them together and we create FAT MASS INDEX !!!
Fat Mass Index (FMI) is your total fat mass divided by your height squared and is a simple indicator of how much fat you have relative to your height. It looks only at the fat portion of your body weight and is independent of your muscle mass.
Another way of calculating FMI is by multipying Body fat % with Body Mass Index.
The recommended Fat Mass Index ranges using DEXA Body composition scans incorporating NHANES reference database are as follows: