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Are You Being Unfairly Labelled?

BMI can unfairly discriminate against someone based on their physique, genetics or ethnicity. There are different ranges for BMI based on your ethnicity, but few people know what they are.

A Belgian mathematician named Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet invented the BMI in the 19th century. The samples were based on Scottish and French participants, therefore limiting its ability to be translatable to other populations. The purpose was to create a rapid, easy to use formula for determining degree's of obesity to inform governments when allocating resources. He succeeded in creating a rapid, easy to use formula, however it's effectiveness is questionable. This didn't stop insurance companies in the USA adopting the tool as a way to determine a...

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