Body Shape Index
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Body Shape Index (BSI) is a metric for assessing the health implications of a given human body height, mass and waist circumference. The inclusion of the latter is believed to make the BSI a better indicator of the health risks from excess weight than the standard Body Mass Index.
According to the original article the formula for calculating aBSI is :
Here WC (Waist circumference) and Height are measured in meters.
The finding of the paper is that the BSI above 0.083 (when expressed in metric units) is indicative of a higher relative hazard. A value of 0.091 corresponds to the doubling of the relative hazard rate.
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- Krakauer, Nir Y.; Jesse C. Krakauer (2012-07-18). "A New Body Shape Index Predicts Mortality Hazard Independently of Body Mass Index". PLOS ONE. 7: e39504. PMC . PMID 22815707. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039504. Retrieved 2013-09-12.
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