17 March 2005

revised BMI

Singapore Warns of Health Risks as Obesity Grows

Recent studies have shown that many Asians, widely envied for their slim waists, actually have more fat as a proportion of total body weight than Caucasians of the same age, sex and BMI.

Under Singapore's new system, people with a BMI of 27.5 and above are considered at high risk of disease, while 23 to 27.4 signals moderate risk and 18.5 to 22.9 is healthy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

is that true?