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Overview

BMI has been used as a measure of health for quite some time, but the data doesn't support a strong correlation between BMI and mortality. The problem is that BMI doesn't distinguish between fat and muscle, or between good and bad distribution of fat.

Recently, waist circumference has been proposed as a more-accurate metric, but this measurement also has it's limitations. Since WC and BMI are highly correlated, so there may be a limit to how much extra information can be derived from WC.

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