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A High BMI Doesn’t Mean Unhealthy.

Experts have asked for a change in the way body mass index (BMI) is calculated, after it has been found that people classed as overweight actually live the longest.bmi

A study which covered 30 years found that people with a BMI of 27, which is considered as being overweight, have the lowest risk of dying from any condition.

The findings raised further questions about the BMI system as it cannot recognise muscle from fat.

As muscle is much heavier than fat, a well-built muscular athlete may be  categorised as obese when infact they are very healthy.

Body mass index is used to measure if you are at a healthy weight for your height.

For adults:

  • a BMI of under 18.5 means you are considered underweight
  • a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 means you are considered healthy weight
  • a BMI of 25 to 29.9 means you are considered overweight
  • a BMI of 30 to 39.9 means you are considered obese
  • a BMI of 40 or above means you are considered severely obese

The average BMI for a British woman is 26.9 and for a man is 27. Therefore the average adult in Britian is considered as overweight.

Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark led a study which showed that the healthiest measurement had increased by 3.3 BMI points since the 1970s.

To read more about the study CLICK HERE.

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One Fifth Of Global Population Will Be Obese By 2025.

obesity obeseExperts have warned that a fifth of the world population will be obese by 2025.

Research has shown that from 1975 to 2014 the number of men and women classified as obese has risen from 105 million to 641 million.

Scientists have predicted that 18% of men and 21% of women globally will be obese by 2025.

The Lancet medical journal have published that the average BMI (Body Mass Index) has increased from 21.7 to 24.2 since the 1970s.

According to an analysis of global trends in BMI, the world has more overweight people than underweight people.

English-speaking countries including the UK, USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada had the biggest rise in BMI.

Professor Majid Ezzati, lead author from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, has blamed the UK supermarkets that promote cheap ‘highly processed’ ready meals and snacks.

‘If you walk into a store in the UK, you cant help but notice that fruit is more expensive than processed foods.

‘Just imagine somebody who is having to work in three jobs, possibly minimum wage, that is going to affect their choices.

‘In France and Switzerland the idea of eating fresh fruits and wholefoods is much more common, some of that has its roots in culture.’

To read more CLICK HERE

If you are overweight (BMI 28 and over) and tried dieting and excerise but still haven’t had success – please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free consultation for other weightloss options.